Gbajabiamila has never been convicted – Campaign team

Femi Gbajabiamila

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has never been convicted anywhere, his campaign team said on Wednesday.

Director General of the team, Abdulmumin Jibrin, made this known at a world press conference in Abuja.

There had been reports that Mr Gbajabiamila was disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia in the US for fraud and subsequently convicted.

The Coalition of United Political Party (CUPP) had also backed the claim.

“For the benefit of doubt, we wish to once again state emphatically that Femi Gbajabiamila has never been convicted for any crime in the United States of America, Nigeria or any other country around the world for that matter,” Jibrin said.

“He has never been accused of corruption and has no corruption case hanging on his neck in Nigeria or anywhere around the world.

“He has not committed perjury and has never committed perjury in Nigeria or any country of the world.

“He was eligible to contest in all previous elections he won and indeed eligible and qualified to contest for the office of Speaker House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.”

He said that Gbajabiamila had not been served any summons by a Magistrate Court neither has he been notified by the Clerk of the Mational Assembly.

Jibrin said Gbajabiamila would press charges against those involved in the report of his alleged conviction.