My Reminiscences of 7th Assembly, Support For Rt. HON FEMI GBAJABIAMILA To Emerge As 9th Speaker - Makinde - AMEBO FEEDS BLOG

AMEBO FEEDS BLOG

"Feeding the world with authentic news from the source....."

My Reminiscences of 7th Assembly, Support For Rt. HON FEMI GBAJABIAMILA To Emerge As 9th Speaker - Makinde

Share This

The ex lawmaker representing Ife federal constituency, Honorable Rotimi Makinde has revealed his unalloyed support for the speaker of the ninth Assembly, Rt. Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila in the seventh assembly and during his electioneering period as the speaker. 

According to him, Just like yesterday, I could recall vividly that I personally took this picture with my mobile phone in 2014 after I became the first to climb the National Assembly gate out of our patriotic and good-spirited efforts to protect and sustain democracy. 

This was the same period I served the parliament and the people of Nigeria as deputy chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, having got the mandate from the great people of Ife to represent them at the hallowed Chamber.

With no iota of doubt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila truly paid his dues, becoming the No-4 citizen of Nigeria at a time like this did not happen by accident, but evidently served as a good step in the right direction, whereby sheer competence and the will of God eventually took the centre stage in the interest of the citizenry.

Retrospectively, the 2014 event which compelled some of us to take that tough decision by scaling the National Assembly gate including then House of Representatives Minority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to gain access to our legislative duty posts remains a watershed in the annals of our political history and posterity will continue to judge us kindly.

What happened in the National Assembly 5 years ago will forever live in infamy, we never thought a day will ever come when we would be forced to scale the gate of the Assembly complex but the need for the survival of democracy apparently called for it.

It was pretty clear the presidency that time in spite of a court injunction wanted to do something sinister and illegal. They perfected the vicious and reprehensible plot to stop the Speaker, Rt. Hon Tambuwal Aminu (now Sokoto State Governor) and the opposition leader from gaining access.  

We were teargased, bullied, harrassed and bruised, yet we were resolute and showed strong and firm resistance to the threats of that government, however, we thank God in unison we foiled their evil machinations because we were vigilant, irrepressible and coordinated, today the rest is history. 

I use this auspicious moment to once again congratulate the Speaker of the 9th National Assembly, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. I wish him success and may he continue to achieve his destiny and purpose in life with abiding fulfillment. God bless All Progressives Congress (APC), God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Hon Rotimi Makinde

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pages