Gbajabiamila dismisses rumour of lobbying for chief of staff position under Tinubu

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has dismissed the rumours that he is lobbying to be chosen as the chief of staff to the President-Elect, Senator Bola Tinubu.

The Speaker of the lower chamber of the national assembly was not present when newly elected members of the National Assembly assembled at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja to receive their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

There were speculations that the Speaker was absent because of his desire to become the Chief of Staff to Tinubu.

However, while addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Speaker falsified the rumours, saying: “I don’t know anything about that chief of staff thing,”

Gbajabiamila said. “All I heard was that I didn’t come here last week to pick up my certificate and for that reason, somebody conjectured that must be about something about Chief of Staff.

“I was in Lagos and I could not leave Lagos because I was campaigning for my party. That’s number one.

“Again, it’ll interest you to know that I was not here four years ago to pick up my certificate because I couldn’t make it. I don’t think it is anything significant. I’ll pick up my certificate today or tomorrow.”

The Informant247 recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

According to INEC, Tinubu came victorious with 8.8 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar came second with 6.9 million votes, while Peter Obi, had 6.1 million votes.

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