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    Femi Gbajabiamila Speaks On Contesting For Lagos Governor In 2023


    Sep 14, 2021

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied reports that he is planning to contest the 2023 Lagos governorship election.

    Naija News reports that reports had emerged claiming that the nation’s number four citizen was eyeing the Lagos governorship seat.

    But the lawmaker has stated that contesting the 2023 guber polls in the Southwest state is not something that has crossed his mind.

    Gbajabiamila told Channels Television that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was doing a great job running the state.

    According to the Speaker, planning to contest in the election would only be a distraction from his current position as the speaker of the house of reps.

    He said: ”I have a job that I am doing presently. I don’t want any distraction. I have told those close to me that I want to concentrate on the job I am doing.

    “I don’t have any plan to be governor. The current governor is doing a great job. The fact that we had a one-time governor before does not mean things will always be like that.

    “He has done well in the midst of the difficult time we have had.”

    Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has revealed the identity of the police officer responsible for the death of a 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade.

    Odumosu revealed this during his condolence visit to the family of late Monsurat Ojuade on Monday.

    Ojuade lost her life on September 11 after she was hit by a stray bullet at Ijesha.

    It was reported that the bullet was fired by an operative of the police under the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, who was on an operation to arrest a robbery suspect.

    The Commissioner of police had the company of members of the command’s management team and other senior officers during the visit.

    Odumosu on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman and Force personnel in Lagos, commiserated with the Monsurat’s relatives and friends.

    He expressed regret over the saddened incident which cost the teenager her life, he also prayed for the repose of the departed soul.

    The Commissioner disclosed that the shot was fired by a police officer identified as Sgt. Samuel Phillips.

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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