Femi Gbajabiamila is a Nigerian lawyer, Politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was House Leader of Nigeria’s 8th House of Representatives and Speaker of the Nigeria’s 9th Federal House of Representatives. He was elected Speaker of Federal House of Representatives on 11th June 2019 with 281 votes to defeat Hon. Umar Bago’s 76 votes.
Born June 25, 1962, Femi attended Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos, King William’s College on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, United States, and the University of Lagos in Lagos
POLITICAL CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Gbajabiamila has always been actively involved in politics, even in the United States where he actively participated in the election of Bill Campbell who later went on to become Mayor of the city of Atlanta. It was therefore not surprising that on his return to Nigeria Gbajabiamila situated himself in the political affairs of his constituents and recognized that they would be better served if he had a chance to represent them at the House of Representatives.
Gbaja Biamila was elected to the House in 2003, and re-elected in 2007. He represents the Surulere I constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives. He is the House’s Majority Leader.
Gbaja Biamila criticized members of Congress for switching parties. He suggested that many voters don’t have access to the information to make choices based on every individual stance, and therefore are sometimes only voting for candidates based on their party alignment. He criticized floppers with this in mind, saying the effect “cannot be anything but negative.