A court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has summoned Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, over a suit filed against him by the Action Peoples Party (APP).

APP had asked the court to disqualify Gbajabiamila from the speakership race over alleged perjury.

The party led by Ikenga Ugochinyere, who is also spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), had said Gbajabiamila had committed perjury in the CF001 form he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.

The lawmaker was first elected into the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly in 2003.

APP said while Gbajabiamila, a lawyer, was convicted by the supreme court of Georgia, US, and sentenced to 36 months disbarment for fraud, he lied to INEC that he had never been convicted for any crime.

The lawmaker was said to have duped Barry Hadyatu, one of his clients, by receiving her insurance claims without her authority.

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Although he reportedly agreed to pay back the money, Gbajabiamila was said to have later closed down his law office in America and returned to Nigeria.

 

 

©TheCable

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