Femi Gbajabiamila, the choice of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has been backed by Femi Fani-Kayode, Vocal former Minister of Aviation, as the Speaker of the ninth House of Representatives.
In a series of tweets posted on Sunday, the former Minister who also is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said though the way Gbajabiamila emphasised his Muslim religion was not welcomed by him and the manner he conducted his campaign, he (Gbajabiamila) deserved to occupy the position.
Femi Fani-Kayode wrote on Twitter; “I don’t like @femigbaja’s @OfficialAPCNg or the way he conducted aspects of his campaign or the way he emphasised his Muslim faith and bowed before a northern Muslim cleric.
“However I STILL believe that he deserves to be elected Speaker of the House and I support his candidacy.
“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 is his own man, he is not a stooge, he is cerebal, he is not a coward, he is tough and he loves his wife, family and country deeply and passionately.
“Besides, Lagos state and his Surulere constituency, deserve to have the position of Speaker after all these years.
“I urge all those in the House of Reps from both @OfficialPDPNig and @OfficialAPCNg to vote for @femigbaja on Tuesday. Godspeed Femo! I wish you well!” he added.