…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Two days after assuming office, President Bola Tinubu has made a significant decision by appointing Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as his Chief of Staff.
The appointment comes after extensive deliberations and consultations between the President and various stakeholders.
Appointment to Facilitate Legislative Support:
In a conversation with PM News on Thursday, Olanrenwaju Smart, an aide to Gbajabiamila, confirmed the appointment and explained that Tinubu’s motive behind choosing the Speaker was to have a capable individual who could effectively influence lawmakers in the National Assembly to support the President’s proposals and policies.
This strategic move is aimed at ensuring smooth legislative proceedings and garnering support from within the assembly.
Final Decision and Stakeholder Meeting:
According to Smart, Gbajabiamila’s appointment was finalized after a series of meetings and consultations.
These discussions concluded on Thursday morning at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where the President held a crucial meeting with stakeholders.
Following this gathering, Tinubu made the decision to select Gbajabiamila as his Chief of Staff, demonstrating his confidence in the Speaker’s abilities.
Political Implications and Opportunities:
Despite not yet receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Gbajabiamila will have to forego his sixth term as a member of the House of Representatives.
This development creates an opportunity for other aspiring candidates within the party who had temporarily put their ambitions on hold to represent Surulere Constituency 1 in the House of Representatives.
President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of Femi Gbajabiamila as his Chief of Staff, shortly after assuming office, is a calculated move aimed at securing legislative support for his proposed policies.
By choosing the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tinubu hopes to leverage Gbajabiamila’s influence to gain the necessary backing from lawmakers.
This decision also presents an opportunity for other candidates within the party to pursue their aspirations in the House of Representatives.
Further developments are anticipated, signaling a dynamic political landscape under President Tinubu’s administration.
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