Gbajabiamila Opens Up On Reports About Appointment As Tinubu’s Chief Of Staff



The current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has responded to rumours that he has been named President Bola Ahmed Tinubu‘s chief of staff.

Since Tinubu was declared the victor of the election on February 25, Gbajabiamila has been connected to the speakership race.

The president reportedly selected Gbajabiamila after several hours of talks and consultations, according to reports that surfaced earlier in the day.

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Gbajabiamila stated in a press conference shortly after meeting Senate President Ahmad Lawan and President Tinubu on Thursday that people should let the system operate.

“Be patient, be patient, the system works in its own way. Let’s allow the system to work,” he responded to why his widespread appointment had not been made official amid congratulatory messages.

Asked if it would be announced before the end of the day, he said: “We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see. Thank you very much.”

On his part, Lawan said he was waiting for an official announcement, adding that, “If that happens, Mr president would have made a very wise decision.”

He said;

First of all, I pray that it comes to pass. If that happens, Mr president would have made a very wise decision. At this moment, you need a chief of staff with very versed experience in the area of legislation, in the area of cooperating with the executive which the speaker spare-headed from the house.

He has a very good network and the support that is required. And when that happens, you know this administration is going to be the administration of the legislators.


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