The veteran lawmaker said during a televised interview on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 that he has no immediate plans to contest for the position.
He noted that he doesn’t want any distractions from the tough job he’s currently doing at the federal level.
The 59-year-old further pointed out that the incumbent governor, a fellow party member, has been doing a good job and deserves a second term in office.
“It’s been a difficult time in his last two years and he has come out well.
“So, why should anyone upset the apple cart? I think he is doing a good job,” he said.
The lawmaker dodged further questioning on if he’ll ever contest for the seat in the future.
Gbajabiamila was first elected into the lower chamber of the National Assembly in 2003 and has been re-elected ever since, currently serving a fifth term.