The Speaker House of Representatives, Abbas Tajuddeen, has confirmed the resignation of Femi Gbajabiamila from the 10th assembly and declared his seat vacant.
Gbajabiamila, who has been representing Surlere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos at the lower chamber of the National Assembly since 2003, had been re-elected for a record 6th term.
However, he resigned following his appointment as Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu.
On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the new Speaker read the letter submitted his predecessor, who was in the Chamber to announce his resignation.
With the new development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be conducting a fresh election in the constituency to have person filled the vacant seat.