By Akinwale Kasali
The land of the Pharaohs, Egypt, has become a Mecca of sorts for Nigerian Politicians, most especially members of the newly inaugurated House of Representatives.
For some days now, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and some members of the House of Representatives have been in Egypt to cheer the Super Eagles to victory at the on-going 2019 African Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.
This was vivid when the Super Eagles triumphed over their Central African neighbor, Cameroon, to book a place in the last Eight of the competition.
In other to seek the good face of the Speaker, and to get juicy committee appointments, members of the House of Representatives have been lobbying the Speaker.
Information made available to the magazine shows that many of the members at Egypt have no business there, as the Speaker and only a few were selected to go to Egypt to rally support for the national team to triumph and win its fourth AFCON title.
Sources informed the magazine that several members of the All Progressives Party, APC, in the House have occupied Hotels in Alexandria, Suez and Cairo, and have been lobbying the Speaker.
With the progression of the Super Eagles in the competition, the Speaker will make Egypt his abode till the Team either wins the competition, or get booted out.