The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said he has no immediate plan to be the governor of Lagos State.
He stated this in reaction to speculations, that he was making a move to contest the governorship election in Lagos in 2023, when he featured as a guest on a Television programme.
“No, I don’t have any such plan; I have no immediate plan,” Gbajabiamila who does not want to be distracted said on Tuesday.
“I have a job that I am doing now, a very tough job; sometimes the most difficult job but people don’t understand.”
The lawmaker has been representing Surulere I Federal Constituency in the House since 1999, and emerged as the Speaker in 2019.
According to him, the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is doing quite well despite the challenges he faces.
Gbajabiamila said since the governor was elected into office, he has proven himself as a diligent public office holder.
“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 the Lagos State governorship (election), I have not even thought about it and why? (because) the present governor of Lagos State is doing a good job,” he stated.
“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.”