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I Am Not An Ex-Convict – Gbajabiamila



Alleging a campaign of calumny aimed at edging him out of the speakership contest, Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday denied allegations of being convicted over certain misdemeanors in the United States.

Gbajabiamila who is the outgoing majority leader of the House of Representatives is the candidate endorsed by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC and its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the number four position in the country.

However, his aspiration has rekindled allegations of misdemeanor bordering on fraud allegedly committed as a lawyer in the United States.

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP had on Monday claimed that it had taken the matter to court with the Abuja High Court reportedly agreeing to hear Gbajabiamila on the issue on Friday.

Responding to the allegations that had lately gained currency among his rivals, Gbajabiamila speaking through the director-general of his campaign organization, Abdulmumin Jibrin at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday denied the claim. He also denied the CUPP’s claim that he had been served judicial processes to appear in court on Friday.

“For the benefit of doubt, we wish to once again state emphatically clear that Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has never been convicted for any crime in the United States of America, Nigeria or any other country around the world for that matter. He has never been accused of corruption and has no corruption case hanging on his neck in Nigeria or any where around the world. 

“He has not committed perjury and has never committed perjury in Nigeria or any country of the world. He was eligible to contest in all previous elections he won and indeed eligible and qualified to contest for the office of Speaker House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. 

“Hon Femi has severally and comprehensively responded to these allegations, provided clarifications and set records straight. The allegations have also been tested and struck out in our court of law. The State Bar of Georgia has also written and categorically stated that  “there is no criminal conviction in the matter relating to Hon Femi and he is currently an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia” All these facts are in the public domain.”

“We further wish to state that Hon Femi has not been served any summons by a magistrate court neither has he been notified by the clerk. We are worried that those behind these antics are trying to drag the Judiciary and our revered judges to what is clearly a hatchet Job. The Judiciary must not allow itself to be mixed in such cocktail of dirt.

“This campaign of calumny is orchestrated to poison the minds of our leaders against Hon Femi which has failed woefully. Now the agenda is to smear his reputation through “creation of illusion of truth”. 

“An idea of repeated lying until people are forced to believe. We urge the general public to disregard the falsehoods being peddled around. It is also very strange that a private citizen or organization will be filing criminal charges against an individual.”

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