- Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila is receiving a lot of criticisms from Nigerians
- Gbajabiamila, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), publicly gifted his wife a Mercedes G-wagon during her 50th birthday
- The move has infuriated many Nigerians who accused the lawmaker of displaying opulence in the midst of poverty
The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, is currently receiving a lot of backlash from Nigerians for publicly gifting his wife a Mercedes G-wagon during her 50th birthday in Lagos on Sunday, May 27.
The move has infuriated many Nigerians who accused the lawmaker, who represents Surulere Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, of displaying opulence in the midst of poverty.
Many took to social media to condemn the move by the 55-year-old lawmaker, describing his public gesture as insensitive.
The price of the car has also been subjected to scrutiny by members of the public with general consensus agreeing that the luxury car is between N75 million to N100 million.
Gbajabiamila is currently gearing to run for his 5th term in the lower house, and he seems to have the backing of APC chieftains in Lagos state.
The lawmaker is yet to address the mounting criticisms that has trailed his actions.
The car also came with a customized plate number with the word 'Assurance,' suggesting the lawmaker took a cue from Nigeria's pop artist, Davido, who did same for his girlfriend recently.
Gbajabiamila missed out narrowly on emerging Nigeria's House of Representatives Speaker, after some members of his party teamed up with their counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party, to ensure current Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, gets the position.
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