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I won’t step down for Gbajabiamila –Deputy Speaker, Lasun Insists


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Suleiman Lasun has insisted he has no plan to resign from office.

Pressure has been mounting on him to resign so as to pave the way for Femi Gbajabiamila who is the party’s controversial anointed candidate.

Hon Femi Gbajabiamila

Hon Femi Gbajabiamila

The Deputy Speaker who stated this when members of his community under the aegis of Ilobu Development Union, Abuja branch paid him a courtesy visit argued that he was elected by his colleagues and not appointed.

His words: “Ilobu has been voting for progressives. My community is a big supporter of APC.

“I am qualified to be the Deputy Speaker because my town contributed immensely to APC victory.

“U can’t reap where you have not sown. 357 members of the House participated in my election and I scored 203 votes to emerge the Deputy Speaker and the election was televised live for the whole world to see”.

Lasun who noted that his people would be robbed if he resigns added that it was an election that brought him to office and not appointment.

“I was elected into office and not appointed. It will be difficult for APC to say the condition for peace is for me to resign. As far as I am concern, Ilobu is benefiting from what it has contributed to APC”, he said.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Alhaji Olaitan Ahmed cautioned those who are calling on the deputy speaker to resign not to stampede him out of office.



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