A past scandal threatens Femi Gbajabiamilia’s political ambition.
The lawyer and leader of Nigeria's 8th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, was found guilty of fraudulent activities by the US Supreme Court of Georgia in February 2007.
Key supporters of the prospective speaker have refuted these claims. However, documents surfaced earlier today on the internet showing a 'per curiam' (a unanimous decision reached by the court).
The APC flag bearer, Femi Gbajabiamila, is an undergraduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and he also attended John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated and was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in June 2001.
The lawyer and politician who is seeking to become the country's number four citizen is said to have defrauded a client in Georgia, although his legal team indicated that they refunded the client in 2006 and they also submitted a certification of compliance to the Supreme Court ruling.
Furthermore, the Georgia State Bar banned Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila from practising law until 2010.
There are speculations that the revelation of this past scandal may hurt his political ambition. Only time will tell if Gbajabiamilia will lead the 9th House of Representatives which is his ambition