South-West PDP Gives Femi Gbajabiamila 14 Days Ultimatum To Resign

Femi Gbajabiamila The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West has given House of Representatives’ Minority Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, 14 days ultimatum to resign.

This is coming after he allegedly admitted that he was sanctioned by Georgia Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of Georgia had on February 26, 2007 allegedly suspended Gbajabiamila from practising law for 36 months.

In a statement by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kayode Babade, the party said: “Since he has admitted that he was sanctioned by Georgia Supreme Court for professional misconduct and negligence, the most honourable thing to do is to vacate his seat in the House of Representatives.”

The PDP said “the Supreme Court of Georgia had on February 26, 2007 suspended Femi Gbajabiamila from practising law for 36 months.

According to the release “The Reps Minority Leader, who is a member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and was known as Femi Gbaja then admitted violating Rule 1.15(I) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct set forth in Bar Rule 4-102(d). He admitted that he accepted payment of $25,000 as settlement of a client’s personal injury claims, deposited those funds in his attorney trust account in January 2003, failed to promptly disburse those funds to his client, withdrew those funds for his own use, closed his practice and moved out of the country.

“Although he ultimately paid the $25,000 to his client in 2006, three years after he collected the fund, his conduct violated Rule 1.15(I), which punishable by disbarment.”

PDP added that said it was ridiculous that Gbajabiamila could be using the House of Representatives impeachment plot against President Goodluck Jonathan as a defence for his shady past, saying; “In a saner clime, what he (Gbajabiamila) would have done was to vacate his seat and apologise to Nigerians.

“Or does it now mean that a man who admitted that he committed an offence and that he was sanctioned for it can justify same by simply claiming that he was championing good governance and impeachment of the president?”

“If we may ask Gbajabiamila, why didn’t he let the public into this shady aspect of his person before now? Did he disclosed this in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nomination Forms that he filled before his election into the House of Representatives?

“Did Gbajabiamila not give the same excuses he is now giving to the Supreme Court of Georgia before he was indicted? And if the Court concluded then that his excuses did not hold waters, can the same excuse be relevant now, six years after the Court verdict?

“Our candid advise for Gbajabiamila is that, since he has decided to live by example by owing up to his shady past, he must also be honourable enough to resign from the House of Representatives.

“Failure to follow this path of honour within the next 14 days, we will have no option than to approach the court to declare his seat vacant.”

  1. Martin C. Reply

    I managed to read through this report with disdain and nausea! I spit on the gang of unashamed people who are calling for the resignation of one man because he spoke out against the pace of today‘s government. Nigeria will crawl out of your grips because time tests all. Swines, lovers of filth!

  2. Ike Onwukanjo Reply

    The douchebags, crooks, fraudsters and dishonorable men and women in the so called House have some guts. How dare any of these crooks have the nerve to call on any member to step aside?. I wonder the kind of world these caricatures legislatures live. I guess they were expecting the world to applaud them. This Gbaja Femi man will be a might fool to listen to the crooks, oh I mean thieves call for him to step aside. If Femi should step aside, Farouk should not only resign but head straight to jail without trial.

  3. Ike Onwukamjo Reply

    Oh my God, these douchebags, dishonorable men and women in the so called House, got nerve to call for one of theirs to step aside. Is it because Mr. Femi is not from the North?. How many of these dishonorable folks have been caught red handed on bribery and corruption, and how many of the stepped aside? Please get real.

  4. ogunmola sunday Reply

    Gbaja, dont be afraid of those crook called PDP. they dont like truth. i read ur response in This Day paper concerning their allegation. dont be scared if PDP try anything funny, Nigerians are ready to go on the sreet bcos of you. Jonathan is seeking for second term instead of concentrating on developmental project.if Jonathan’s opposition is a dog in 2015, Goodluck will loose bcos he has failed in his governance.

  5. AMINU GARBA INDABAWA Reply

    BEFORE THE RESIGNATION OF FEMI LET THEM TALK TO JONATHAN TO RESIGN AND FACE THE SUBSIDY PROVE SINCE HE WAZ ACCUSE OF SIPHONIN MO THAN $1B FOR HIS CAMPAIGN

  6. Kachi Reply

    So, it’s just bcos he’s rightfully trying 2 impeach president GEJ? PDP shud rather talk 2 their Otodola and Lawan, they need advice more dan Barr Gbaja.

  7. Amannycode Reply

    Who amongst you in PDP has not committed a crime punishable by law?shameless people.All you do is create distractions that is the reason we have not achieved anything since you guys mounted leadership.Hon. Femi i hope you know what to tell them,and you all wait until Ashewaju Tinubu steps in,he knows you better.

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