Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has reportedly intensified his campaign for the speakership of the 9th National Assembly.
Report has it that he is now lobbying opposition PDP lawmakers to achieve his ambition.
An undisclosed source told Punch that the PDP was planning to cause confusion in the APC by sponsoring different APC members for the position, thereby reducing Gbajabiamila’s votes.
“Go and watch all those who are campaigning against Gbajabiamila, they are those who voted for Dogara in 2015 and they still belong to that camp. And they held a meeting where it was planned that all of them should crowd the race; that they should run, spend money, do everything and not step down; so that at the end of the day, they will split the APC votes and nominate a candidate favourable to the PDP,” the undisclosed source told Punch.
“But not all the APC members will work for Gbajabiamila and not all the PDP lawmakers will work against him. Gbajabiamila is also poaching members of the opposition and he seems to be the aspirant with the biggest offer and most massive moves for now. This is because he seems to have a clear picture of where he is going, unlike other aspirants who are still waiting for the party’s zoning formula. And this is also because the deputy speakership will go to either the North-Central or the North-East.”