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BREAKING! Femi Gbajabiamila emerges speaker of House Of Representatives

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BREAKING! Femi Gbajabiamila emerges speaker of House Of RepresentativesHon. Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos state has just been voted to clinch the speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. He defeated his closest rival Hon. Umar Bago from Minna,Niger state despite been endorsed by the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party.

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Femi , representing Surulere I federal constituency in Lagos, on Tuesday,  polled 283 votes to defeat PDP’s adopted Bago who garnered 76 votes out of the total votes cast.

He floored his main challenger who represents Chanchaga Federal Constituency, Umar Mohammed Bago.

 

 

The new Speaker , Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, was born on June 25, 1962 into the family of Lateef and Olufunke Gbajabiamila.

He had his elementary education in Lagos at the Mainland Preparatory School and proceeded to Igbobi College, Yaba in 1973 for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.

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Gbajabiamila enrolled at the King Williams College, Isle of Man, United Kingdom for his ‘A Levels’ and graduated in 1980.

He returned to Nigeria and was accepted into the University of Lagos for LLB (Bachelor of Law) degree programme. He graduated with honors in 1983, proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984.

Years later, Gbajabiamila established his own law firm, Femi Gbaja and Co. on Broad Street, Lagos, before traveling to the United States for further education.

He attended John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Georgia where he graduated top of his class earning himself a Juris Doctorate.

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Gbajabiamila started his journey in politics when he joined the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) and won his first term election in the House of Representatives in 2003.

He was re-elected in 2007 and elected as Action Congress (AC) leader and Minority Whip of the House.

Bills and motions he supported, among others, were the Employee Rights Bill, Local content in Construction Industry Bill, Vocational Schools Bill, The Economic Stimulus Bill, Interest-Free Students Loan and Establishment of Nigeria Education Bank Bill.

In 2011, Gbajabiamila contested and won a third term on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). He was again re-elected ACN leader and leader of the opposition in the House.

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In 2014, Gbajabiamila as the Leader of opposition in the House led his colleagues into the merger that gave birth to the APC.

He was elected for fourth term in 2015 but lost his bid to become Speaker to Yakubu Dogara.

Gbajabiamila was however elected Leader of the 8th House of Representatives on July 28, 2015.

After his re-election at the 2019 general election, the APC announced him as the party’s candidate to head the 9th House.

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