Former Nigeria Aviation Minister and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Femi Fani-Kayode Sunday drums support for Femi Gbajabiamila’s speakership race.
Fani-Kayode although berates “the way he conducted aspects of his campaign”, he, however, expressed his support for former House leader.
“I still believe that he deserves to be elected Speaker of the House and I support his candidacy,” Fani-Kayode tweeted.
The two leading contenders for the coveted position of the speaker are Gbajabiamila, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos State and Mohamed Umaru Bago, representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency of Niger State.
Both are members of the APC with requisite cognate legislative experiences.
The former minister also exonerated Gbajabiamila of his alleged criminal case.
“I have known him for 40 years and I assure you that he is NOT a criminal, he has NOT been convicted of anything in America,” he said.
For years, Gbajabiamila has been accused of perpetrating fraud in the United States where he obtained a law degree and practiced until his return to Nigeria to join partisan politics from the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Local media reported that Gbajabiamila was found guilty of fraud by the US Supreme Court of Georgia in February 2007 and was suspended from practicing law in the US for the offence.