The House of Representatives on Friday said that Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila is not opposed to the call by Southern Governors for the restructuring of the country and the need to convene a national dialogue.
Spokesman of the House, Benjamin Kalu said in a statement in Abuja that the Speaker and indeed the current House has shown commitment to total review of the 1999 constitution to meet the yearning and aspiration of the Nigerian people.
He said “the attention of the House has been drawn to several publications on online and traditional media claiming that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, is opposed to the Southern Governors’ call for restructuring.
“The House gathers that this allegation was attributed to statements made by the Speaker at a recent interview seeking his opinion on the issue. The House states clearly and unequivocally that the publications are false and misleading.”
Reproducing what he said was the accurate reproduction of the statements made by the Speaker he said “This is not a time for name-calling or blaming one person or the other. If truth be told, we all have equal shares in the blame and whatever challenges we have, we all must come together. In the same way we all have equal shares, we must all come together to make sure that we resolve whatever issues there are.
“Like I said earlier, the greatest nations have gone through challenges worse than this and I believe that it is that spirit of oneness and that spirit of togetherness and unity and love that will take us through this.
“You know sometimes there are many things that people have said here and there and you never know where these things are coming from. Sometimes God even puts you through challenges so that you can come out of it stronger, bigger, better, bolder.”