The House of Representatives on Monday dismissed the claims by some members that Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila induced his colleagues financially to vote for him as the Speaker during last Tuesday presiding officers elections, describing the allegation as falsehood and share total blackmail.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the Spokesman of the House Ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon Khadijah Abba-Ibrahim shortly after the inauguration of four ad hoc Committees by the Speaker, declared that Gbajabiamila won his election on merits.
According to Professor Julius Ihonvbere, who stood in for the ad-hoc Committee Chairman, Gbajabiamila had no reason to induce any lawmaker as he worked hard enough to deserve the seat.
A House of Representatives group, G7 had on Monday during a programme on a National Television said it would seek legal redress to ensure that the result of the election is upturned because members were financially induced.
Spokesman of the group, Mr Mark Gbillah on Monday, made reference to a video of lawmakers taking shots of their ballot alongside a card distributed by Gbajabiamila/Wase Campaign Organisation, as his proof that the speaker allegedly engaged in vote-buying.
Gbillah noted that the election of Gbajabiamila as speaker lacks legitimacy as it was allegedly marred by vote-buying.