The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has promised All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, a suitable running mate.
Gbajabiamila made this statement at an event in Abuja on Sunday to mark his 60th birthday.
The federal lawmaker from Lagos said, “You (Tinubu) said in your address that many years ago you consulted with a younger brother on the issue of WAEC and that consultation bore fruits.
“I give you my own parting shot. It is that time again to consult with your younger brother. I will give you a running mate that you will enjoy working with. But this time the consultation I promise you will not be for free.”
Tinubu also paid glowing tribute to Gbajabiamila and described him as a worthy individual.
The former Lagos governor said, “As a Minority Leader, he consults wide and he’s always there to see the thinking of opposition that we must bring a revolution to the House to be able to beat the PDP.
“And then, he will brainstorm for any length of time about political strategy.
“When he was challenged for the position of the speaker, I think after our merger he worked for me tirelessly; Femi is a workaholic. The problem of failure stared him in the face. He lost the election to become the Speaker.
“I was close to tears. Stamping my foot to the ground, I said we will win again. Femi keeps up. Pick yourself up. I am very proud of you that you did, you didn’t give up. You did the opposition and the support job. You demonstrated what we learned from textbooks and other authors.”
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