The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he has no immediate plans to run for the office of Lagos state governor in 2023, noting that he will not be distracted by rumours.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement released on Tuesday, quoted Gbajabiamiala speaking on a television programme where he applauded the governor for the work he is doing in Lagos state.
“I don’t have any such plan and I don’t have immediate plan. I have a job I am doing right now; it’s a very tough job. Sometimes, it’s the most difficult job and I say it to people in the world. People don’t understand that, but this is not a forum I’m going to break it down.
“I don’t want distractions. I am working as a Speaker of the House of Representatives with a lot of responsibilities on my shoulder right now. Any other thing would be a distraction. As for Lagos State Governorship? I have not even thought about it,” Gbajabiamila said.
According to Akosile, Gbajabiamila also extolled the virtues of the governor saying he , deserves another term in office.
“The present Governor of Lagos State (Sanwo-Olu) is doing a good job. The fact that we had a one-term Governor at one time doesn’t mean it is going to be the same forever. This Governor is doing a good job under the current circumstances. It’s been a difficult time in his last two years and he has come out well. So, why should anyone upset the apple cart? I think he (Sanwo-Olu) is doing a good job.”
Gbajabiamila represents Surulere 1 Federal at the House of Representatives.