Femi Gbajabiamila Court refuses to stop legislator from contesting for House Speakership

A suit seeking to stop Gbajabiamila’s bid was filed by a group, Social Justice and Civil Rights Awareness Initiative, citing a previous conviction in the US.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to stop House of Representatives member, Femi Gbajabiamila from contesting for the speakership of the House.

A suit seeking to stop Gbajabiamila’s bid was filed by a group, Social Justice and Civil Rights Awareness Initiative, citing a previous conviction in the US.

The group said in its suit that the legislator is unfit to occupy the position because he was”convicted in the state of Georgia for unethical practices and was debarred as a lawyer for 36 months.”

The court however rejected the request for disqualification and ordered Gbajabiamila and the other defendants in the case to appear before it on June 18 to show why plaintiff’s plea should not be granted.

Gbajabiamila has been nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its sole candidate for the office of Speaker.

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