by Deji Abiodun
Lawyers have dragged the House of Representatives minority leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila before a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking his disqualification from holding any public office in Nigeria.
In an originating summon filed before the Court yesterday by Registered Trustees of Social Justice and Civil Rights Awareness Initiative, the lawyers are seeking for an order of the court declaring Gbajabiamila not fit to be elected member of the House of Representives.
In an affidavit in support of the originating summons, the lawyers reported to the court that Gbajabiamila was convicted in the United States in the state of Georgia for unethical practices and was debarred for 36 months on 26 February, 2007 by the Supreme Court of Georgia.
They also reported that Gbajabiamila was convicted of theft of his client’s funds in the year 2007, which contravene section 66 of the constitution.
Gbajabiamila (Lagos/APC) is a frontline candidate for the speakership position in the House for the 8th National Assembly.
The suit was filed by Chukwuma Nwachukwu Esq and Osita K. Nwaikpo Esq of Law Bond Solicitors, Abuja.
The lawyers are seeking, “An order of injunction restraining the House of Representatives and the Attorney General of the Federation from accepting nomination of the first defendant (Gbajabiamila) for Office of Speaker of the House.