The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) preferred nominee for the position of Majority Leader of the house of representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has been accused of threatening to invoke more violence on the floor of the house if he is not made majority leader.
The allegation against Gbajabiamila was made by a member of the house, Yunusa Abubakar Ahmad (APC Gombe) on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, on a programme on African Independent Television (AIT) tagged “AIT Parliamentary.”
While responding to questions on the national assembly crisis, Ahmed availed that a sitting governor told him in private that if he is not made the house leader, what happened on the floor of the house on Thursday, June 25, 2015 would be a “child’s play”
It would be recalled that on June 25, caution was thrown to the wind on the floor of the house as principal officer holders were appointed.
The speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara on the said date refused to read the letter from the All Progressive Congress on the appointment of Principal Office Holders stating the the APC’s letter ran contrary to Federal Character.
Gbajabiamila denied the accusation when contacted for confirmation said; “I do no such thing. It must be story from the other side (Dogara camp). I am a man of peace and believe people should learn to discus and not resort to violence.
“Whoever did that obviously does not know me. No office or position is worth such threats. I will advice if you want to engage in investigative journalism, you ask whoever made such a comment to come out with who the threat was made to and when.”