The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on Sunday revealed how he consulted the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on paying some people’s West African Examination Council fees.
According to Tinubu, the lawmaker encouraged him to help the poor and pay for their examination fee.
Tinubu stated this on Sunday during the celebration of Gbajabiamila’s 60 birthday in Abuja.
This is coming days after Tinubu told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his school certificates were stolen by unknown persons during the military rule.
Tinubu in a document released on Friday left columns for his primary and secondary education unmarked.
The former Governor of Lagos State while speaking at the birthday celebration said, “As a Minority Leader, he (Gbajabiamila) consulted widely and he’s always there to see the thinking of opposition that we must bring a revolution to the House to be able to beat the PDP. And then, he will brainstorm for any length of time about political strategy.
“When he was challenged for the position of the speaker, I think after our merger, he worked with me tirelessly. Femi is a workaholic. The problem of failure stared him in the face. He lost the election to become the Speaker.
“I was close to tears. Stamping my foot to the ground I said ‘we will win again. Femi keeps up. Pick yourself up.’ I am very proud of you that you did, you didn’t give up. You did the opposition and the support job. You demonstrated what we learned from textbooks and other authors.
“That life is not about education of one section of the society. Remember what we discussed about paying the WAEC fee of omo Iya oniboli (the Son of the Woman who roasts plantain), and my Mum was alive then, asking me to see to it each time I gave her money, it doesn’t last.
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