The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has hailed his constituents in the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State for electing him for the sixth term.
Gbajabiamila emerged victorious in the presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, polling 19,717 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Bosun Jeje, of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 5,121 votes.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said he remained grateful to the people of the constituency for giving him the sixth term mandate, noting that he would not disappoint them.
According to the statement titled ‘Gbajabiamila Salutes Constituents for Historic 6th Term Victory,’ the Speaker said he would continue to work towards bringing more developmental projects to Surulere and beyond.
He said, “I am immensely grateful to the people of Surulere for their overwhelming support. I do not take your support for granted. As your representative for the past 20 years, I have always protected your interest. I am proud of you as my constituents.
“I thank our teeming supporters, our Surulere APC leaders, party members, CDAs and residents for their massive support. This victory is not mine alone.
“It is a victory for democracy. Surulere has made history by this sixth mandate given to me, which would definitely spur me to do more for you.”
According to the statement, Gbajabiamila remains the only lawmaker from the South-West geopolitical zone to have been elected six times to represent his constituency.
Gbajabiamila was first elected to the House in 2003. During his 20-year journey in the House, he was Minority Whip, Minority Leader and Majority Leader before getting elected as Speaker in 2019.
“He remains the only lawmaker in Africa to have done this,” the statement claimed.