The member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has revealed the reason why he endorsed and worked closely for the emergence of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for Speaker, Federal House of Representatives.
ABACITYBLOG recall that Hon. Kalu, was among the rep member-elect who worked tirelessly for the emergence of Hon. Gbajabiamila.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, Hon. Kalu told ABACITYBLOG why he worked with Gbajabiamila despite other the fact there other candidates. According to Kalu, Gbajabiamila’s personality was one of the elements that moved him closer to him.
“Hon. Gbajabiamila’s personality was what captivated my attention, the way he cares, he pays attention and ready to provide solutions.
“While I was aspiring to represent my people (Bende Federal Constituency), I watched him closely. I saw competence, I saw a wealth of experience in him. Someone who has put in 17 years of his life building a career in the National Assembly, that impressed me.
“The first time I saw him, that was at the presidential villa, I walk up to him, and I said to him, you’re going to be the next speaker and I want to work for you.
“I noticed when I come closer to him that beyond his official look, he was very friendly, he reflected that in the cause of our interaction, and also very caring, he will take your call in the middle of the night and find a solution in the morning.
“All the new members who have issues will run to him, and he will help them come out of their predicament. I followed him to tour round many countries. Until the announcement was made yesterday, I worked closely with him. He is very caring, he listened, and he is ready to provide solutions.
“I worked for him till he emerged because I’m a man that believed in working full time and I don’t believe in working half and half. I remember what he told me the first time I had an official handshake with him, he said; “You’re one of those that believed in me and you remain consistent from the beginning till the end, and I promised him that I will be more loyal to him till the next four years, because we believe in the joint task campaign for national development; and we need to preserve it and protect it for the next four years.
“I told him, that the journey for the joint task has just started…
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