Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to Nigeria’s president, has said no amount of propaganda will cause President Bola Tinubu and his team to fail or become deflected from the “renewed hope agenda.”
Gbajabiamila stated this on Sunday amidst reports that the president loyalists are pushing for his sack over alleged sale of appointments.
DAILY POST had reported that that there is growing outcry among Tinubu’s loyalists who are bent on making sure Gbajabiamila is eased out of the Presidential Villa.
The news platform reported that since Tinubu assumed office, most names approved by the President for appointments were allegedly replaced by the Chief of Staff.
The platform reported that one of such cases was the replacement of the name of Ekiti REC with the name of a former commissioner under the immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi
Daily Post also quoted a source which says: “The REC from Ekiti that he (Gbajabiamila) put there, the man was Fayemi’s former commissioner, that was not the person Asiwaju signed off on. The person Asiwaju signed off on was one Toyin (Mrs Oluwatoyin Babalola), the former Legal Adviser of INEC.
“But when the announcement was made, two members of the President’s cabinet met with him to complain that the person they nominated had been changed with another person. The President was infuriated, he said he checked the name of the woman before he signed the list.
He summoned his CoS, but when he arrived, he was stuttering. The President asked him to bring the list he signed.
“The President said so, what he has been hearing is true that whenever he signs something, it will be changed. The President gave three instances that he signed for something and was changed. He felt bad and gave him the last warning. He directed that the woman’s name must be in the list.”
Speaking on Sunday, Gbajabiamila did not make any reference to report of his alleged abuse of office but noted that President Tinubu and his team will not pay attention to baseless accusations.
He noted that the Supreme Court verdict on last week Thursday gave Tinubu’s agenda a stable platform and no distractions will be allowed.
“Last Thursday, the SC gave the renewed hope agenda a stable platform to deliver good governance to Nigerians. Our agenda is not driven by pecuniary politics, and no amount of propaganda can derail our focus. We have a critical assignment to deliver and our objectives will not be interrupted by baseless accusations from unverifiable quarters. Nigerians can rest assured that the President and his strong team will deliver without distractions,” Gbajabiamila stated in a short statement he released on Sunday.