The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, denied insinuations that he is planning to contest the Lagos State governorship seat in 2023.
According to the Speaker, the current governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is doing well and there is no need to discontinue him from running for second term in office.
Gbajabiamila made the denial in an interview aired on Channels TV on Tuesday.
The Speaker also expressed the optimism that the ruling All Progressives Congress has all it takes to win the 2023 election.
Asked whether he has any plan to become the Governor of Lagos State in the next election, Gbajabiamila said: “No, I don’t have any such plan; I have no immediate plan, I have a job that I am doing now, a very tough job, sometimes the most difficult job but people don’t understand.
“I don’t want distractions. I am working as the Speaker of the House of Representatives with a lot of responsibilities on my shoulders right now, any other thing will be a distraction.
“As for Lagos State Governorship, not even thought about it and why? The present governor of Lagos State is doing a good job.
“The fact that we had a one-term governor at one time does not mean it is going to be the same. The governor is doing a good job under the circumstances – these are difficult times in the last two years and he’s come out well.
“We’ll see what the future portends for everybody…we leave everything in the hands of the person that decides the future for everybody.”