Femi Gbajabiamila reelected for the 6th term as Rep
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been reelected for a sixth term in office. Gbajabiamila, who has been a member of the lower chamber of the National Assembly for 20 years, won the Surulere 1 federal constituency election by defeating Bosun Jeje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Gbajabiamila secured 19,717 votes while his opponent garnered 5,121 votes.
Following his victory, Gbajabiamila expressed gratitude to his constituents and promised to continue to work for their interests. He said, "I am immensely grateful to the people of Surulere for their overwhelming support. I do not take your support for granted. As your representative for the past 20 years, I have always protected your interest.
"I am proud of you as my constituents. I thank our teeming supporters, our Surulere APC leaders, party members, CDAs and residents for their massive support. This victory is not mine alone. It is a victory for democracy. Surulere has made history by this sixth mandate given to me, which would definitely spur me to do more for you."
Gbajabiamila has been in the House of Representatives since 2003 and has won five consecutive elections before his recent victory.
He has served in various leadership positions, including minority whip, minority leader, opposition leader, and majority leader before being elected as the speaker in 2019.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.