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I have confidence in Gbajabiamila— Tinubu⁣

President Bola Tinubu says he has absolute confidence in the competence, capacity, and character of his Chief of Staff Femi Gbajabiamila, and emphasized that he made the right choice in appointing him to serve in his administration.

This vote of confidence was passed on Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday at the beginning of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Bola Tinubu and has in attendance the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief of staff, National security Adviser, and Ministers of the Federal cabinet.

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His comments come just 48 hours after a report emerged that the CoS may be battling an integrity crisis following allegations that he has been “trading off appointments in the government of President Tinubu to the highest bidder.”

The report alleged a growing outcry among Tinubu’s loyalists who are insisting that “Gbajabiamila is eased out of the Presidential Villa.”

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Citing the appointment of 10 Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the report quoted sources who claimed that the name of Ekiti REC was replaced with the name of a former commissioner under the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.⁣

“Another source noted that President’s Private Principal Secretary Akeem Okunola, was already doing some of his (Gbajabiamila’s) work…the President was already putting up a team that will help the CoS,” the report said.

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But responding to the allegations, President Tinubu affirmed that “I have absolute confidence in my Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.

“So, all campaign of calumny, the buck stops here! If I make mistakes, I’ll own up to them.⁣

“Like everyone in the country, I make mistakes. And when I make mistakes, I iron them out and correct them. Perfection is of God Almighty.”

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President Bola Tinubu also read a riot act to the staff and aides in the Presidential Villa, he reminded them that the Federal Executive Council meeting is sacred and those without official clearance should not be seen in the Council Chambers.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation George Akume congratulated President Bola Tinubu on behalf of the members of his cabinet on the recent victory at the Supreme Court validating the election of President Tinubu at polls.


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