I was offered N100m to endorse Obasanjo’s third term agenda — Gbajabiamila

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said he was offered N100 million to support the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He, however, said his best moments as a lawmaker was when the agenda was killed by the National Assembly.

Gbajabiamila said this in a book titled ‘Mr. Speaker: The Legislative Life, Service and Resilience of Femi Gbajabiamila’, which was launched in Abuja in celebration of his 60th birthday.

He said: “My best moment as a lawmaker was the death of Third Term; the day it was pronounced dead, because we had sleepless nights. We were meeting; we got a place in Asokoro, hidden somewhere. We would start our meetings sometimes at 11 at night and leave at 4am. I can’t remember how many of us. It was a risk to life.

“So, the day it was pronounced dead was a happy day and a relief for me. I was a free man. Look, I was offered inducement, at that time, by one of the major proponents of Third Term. At this point, I would not mention his name, but he is a major player in this country.

“While they were offering members N50 million, I was offered double, a N100 million at that time, and you know what N100 million was, which, of course, I turned down. I say that for you to understand the pressure; financial, mental and physical pressure.

“We had no other job in the House except Third Term, constitutional amendment. For me, as noble as that work was, the best time was the day it died, not the Third Term itself, but the day it was killed on the floor.”

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