One of the major contenders in the speakership race for the 9th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied the allegation that he was convicted by a court in the United States of America.
The Chief Press Secretary of INEC, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the commission was not aware of any evidence of Gbajabiamila’s alleged conviction by a US court.
He said: “INEC is not aware of any evidence of Gbajabiamila’s alleged conviction in the US.”
Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila has threatened to take legal action regarding the story.
The Director-General of Femi/Wase Campaign, Jibril Abdulmumin, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at press conference to respond to the alleged conviction of Gbajabiamila by a US court.
He said Gbajabiamila had never been accused of corruption and had no corruption case in Nigeria or anywhere in the world.
He added that he did not commit perjury in Nigeria or any other country.
He said: “For the benefit of doubt, we wish to once again state emphatically clear that Hon 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.
“He has never been accused of corruption and has no corruption case hanging on his neck in Nigeria or any where 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.”