Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said he has “no immediate plans” to contest against Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, in the 2023 governorship election.
Gbajabiamila, who represents Surulere I Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the lower chamber, said this in an interview on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to the governor.
The speaker was quoted to have said Governor Sanwo-Olu is doing a good job under the current circumstances, adding that he (Gbajabiamila) is fully committed to fulfilling the responsibilities of his current office and does not want any distractions.
He added that the governor 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,” Akosile quoted Gbajabiamila to have said.
“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.
“That (question) provokes a smile. No, 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. Why? Because, the present Governor is doing a good job.”