The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and has vowed to sue those behind allegations of his conviction in the United States for defamation of character against him.
The Director-general of the Gbajabiamila Campaign Organisation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the claims were in attempts to diminish the character of Gbajabiamila, the leading speakership candidate for the 9th National Assembly.
"New Telegraph reports that Jibrin also disclosed that the lawmaker has instructed his lawyers to take every necessary legal step to seek redress and sue for defamation with immediate effect."
He said: “We remain focused and undeterred and prepared for whatever antics they may further unfold. Whatever they choose to do and however, Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Idris Wase will be on the floor on the 11th live and direct to be elected speaker and deputy speaker respectively to take over from Speaker Yakubu Dogara who ceases to be speaker from Thursday 6th June 2019 after our valedictory session.”
Jibrin denied that Gbajabiamila was ever convicted in the US. He said the lawmaker has never been convicted for any crime in the United States of America, Nigeria or any other country around the world.
He added that the lawmaker has never been accused of corruption and has no corruption case to answer to in Nigeria or anywhere around the world.
“He has not committed perjury in Nigeria or any country of the world. He was eligible to contest in all previous elections he won and indeed eligible and qualified to contest for the office of speaker House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.