20 Years In The House Of Reps: Is Gbajabiamila The Only Politician In Surulere?
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Rt Hon. Femi Hakeem Gbajabiamila is the Speaker of the lower arm of the National Assembly - the ninth House of Representatives.
Femi Gbajabiamila is the lawmaker representing the good people of Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in Lagos State.
Many did not know that the Honourable Speaker has been in the House of Representatives since the year 2003. Yes, you heard it right, 2003!
This simply means that he has contested and won four different elections into the green chamber. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
It also indicates that Gbajabiamila has been a ‘sit-tight' lawmaker, having spent 17 years in the National Assembly.
By the end of this political tenure in 2023, the Speaker would have spent 20 years in the House of Representatives.
A baby born in 2003 is already in the university, but some of our politicians are all interested in retaining power at all cost.
Many of them want President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Military Serrvice Chiefs, yet they won't stop seeking reelection every four years.
Gbajabiamila is marking his 58th birthday today; meaning that he became a lawmaker at the age of 41. Is he not supposed to have stepped aside for other youths to step in? View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
What many do not understand was how he has succeeded in winning every time he contested, when he is not the only politician in Surulare 1 constituency, Lagos.
In a normal clime, people like Gbajabiamila should know that the time to leave the stage is when the ovation is still very loud.
Winning party tickets and winning the election won't be that difficult in Lagos State if one has the support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Gbajabiamila is a ‘political son' to Bola Tinubu. He lobbied to make him the Speaker. But for how long will Gbajabiamila continue to come back into the National Assembly?
It is not yet known whether or not Gbajabiamila will be contesting for another political office in 2023 when he might have clocked 60.
But, anyone who knows Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila should tell him that it is far more honourable to leave the political stage when the ovation is still very loud. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Winning an election every year does not make you a champion. One day, the people will be tired of you returning them to like a beggar begging for votes every four years, especially when there is nothing much to show for the previous ones.
As he clocks 58, Gbajabiamila should seize the opportunities provided by his new age to ruminate over this issue. A political office is not anybody's birth right.
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