…Speaks On Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition
…Explains Why APC Will Survive After Buhari
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said he has not really given much thought to the possibility of throwing his hat into the race for the Lagos governorship seat in 2023.
Speaking in an interview with Channels TV, the Surulere Federal Constituency lawmaker, said he was focused on the task as the Speaker of the 9th House of Assembly and will not be distracted by such talks about contesting against the incumbent Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Asked if he was nursing such ambition, Gbajabiamila said, “That question provoked a smile. I don’t have such plans, I have no immediate plans. I have a job I am doing right now, it is a very tough job on my hands.
“I don’t want distractions, I am working as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and there is a lot on my shoulder right now.”
While noting that Sanwo-Olu had performed well on the job in the last two years, the Speaker said such reports about him contesting for the Lagos top job was arising from the manner in which the former Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was denied a second term ticket.
“As for becoming Lagos Governor, I have not even thought about it. Why? Because the Governor of Lagos is doing a good job. The fact that we had a one-term Governor does not mean it is going to be the same (in 2023) Sanwo-Olu is doing well, we will see what the future holds.
“The future is what it is. We leave it in the hands of the one who decides the future for everybody,” he concluded.
Speaking on the percieved presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress, APC stalwart, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Gbajabiamila said though the ex-Lagos Governor was yet to declare his ambition, he was more than qualifies to contest the highest office in the land.
“Let us be clear on one with one thing. He has not declared that he wants to run. Should and when he decides to, if he decides to declare, you and I both know that he more than qualifies to run for the office of the President,” the Speaker said.
Questioned further on if Tinubu had opened up on his plans to become President in 2023, he said, “Asiwaju’s communication with me is privileged. The communication is privileged.”
But the Speaker submitted that capacity and love for country are two requisite characteristics the next president most possess, while adding that it was not out of place to take rotation into consideration.
The next president must have capacity capacity and capacity. Basically capacity and love for country.
“Under this circumstances that we find ourselves, I think rotation should still be considered, it may not be the ultimate but it should be part of what is considered. Nigerians wants rotation and it should be considered but capacity is important,” he said.
He agreed with the sentiment that any region who gets the nod to produce the next President will douse the tension in such region, however insisting that it must not be the deciding factor.
He said, “Yes, a South East President will douse the tension in the South East, same will be the case if the South South produces the President or the North.
“Equity and fairness should be a consideration. But the question is that is there all there is to bring a President?”
On if the APC will survive as a party after Buhari’s tenure, the Speaker said those wishing the party to disintegrate were only chasing shadows, just as he expressed optimism that the President’s legacies will help the party remain relevant beyond 2023.
“President Muhammadu Buhari comes with massive good will, his 12m votes is not folktale. Politicis sometimes is about personality.
The president has endeared footprints in a lot of people and that will come to play and I sincerely believe that the APC will gain a lot from the legacies of the President in years to come,” Gbajabiamila said.
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BBNaija: “I Would Like To Have Sex With Nengi, Vee”, Pere Reveals
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, Season 6 housemate, Pere Egbi has revealed that he’ll like to have a threesome with Nengi and Vee.
The housemates played a game of questions and answers.
Cross, who spearheaded the game, asked Pere ex-housemates he’ll like to have a threesome with; responding, Pere said that he would like to have a threesome with Nengi and Vee.
He also asked Angel for her celebrity crush.
Angel disclosed that her celebrity crush is the 60-year-old actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD.
The game was played on Thursday night after Nini reappeared to the house following her secret task.
Nengi and Vee were housemates of the BBNaija Season 5 show. They were both friends in the house and even outside the house.
Vee is currently dating Neo one of the housemates and Nengi on the other hand is known as the love interest of Ozo.
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Singer, Jason Derulo Splits From Girlfriend Jena Frumes 4 Months After Welcoming First Child
American singer, Jason Derulo and his girlfriend, model Jena Frumes have split.
Derulo, 32, announced on Thursday September 23, that he and Jena have broken up just a day after they celebrated their birthdays and four months after welcoming their first child together, son Jason King.
“Jena and I have decided to part ways,” Derulo tweeted. “She is an amazing mother but we feel being apart at this time will allow us to be the best versions of ourselves and the best parents we could be.”
“Pls respect our privacy in this time,” he ended his note.
The former couple, who both started dating in March 2020, celebrated their birthdays in Aspen, Colorado just a day prior, with Frumes sharing a sweet post for the singer.
“Blessed to share the same day of birth with my lover. You are the most handsome, hardworking, talented, silly, loving human ever,” the model wrote about Derulo on Wednesday. “You truly make me whole and I’m so grateful for the love we share. You and our mini make me the happiest girl in the world and I can’t wait to make more memories with you guys.”
“I know I’m a tough cookie but you make me soft and accept me for who I am and I’m forever grateful for that ” she continued. “Cheers to another year! I love you so much, forever “
Frumes has since deleted the post, but has kept up other photos with the “Swalla” singer on her Instagram.
The former couple welcomed Jason King on May 8, but decided to keep his face private online.
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Why I Left Chelsea Last Summer – Emerson
Lyon defender, Emerson Palmieri, has explained why he left Chelsea to join Peter Bosz’s side.
Emerson said he decided to leave Chelsea for Lyon because he had no space to feature for the Premier League giants under the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel.
Emerson left Chelsea in the summer transfer window for the French Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.
Speaking to Gazetta dello Sport, Emerson revealed why he left west London.
He said, “I decided to leave Chelsea as I had no space.
“Roberto Mancini [Italy manager] told me: you need to play, you have to be a starter. OL [Lyon] proposed an interesting project and I accepted in two or three days.
“I am really happy with my choice.”
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