- A group has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Ibrahim Gambari as his chief of staff on Wednesday, May 13
- The group said Gambari's appointment is a victory for democracy and the Nigerian people
- According to the group, the appointment of Gambari as the chief of staff to the president is a step in the right direction
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The National Democratic Front (PDF) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff.
The group said the president has once again demonstrated true patriotism hinged on love, strength and unity of purpose.
Gambari, a renowned academic and diplomat was confirmed as late Abba Kyari's successor on Wednesday, May 13.
The NDF said the appointment of the Kwara native has been widely accepted and the group believes this is the right move by the president.
In a statement signed by its secretary-general, Abdulkadir Bolaji, on Wednesday, May 13, the NDF said Gambari's appointment is a victory for democracy and the Nigerian people.
The choice of Gambari, the group said is well-deserved and merited owing to his rich knowledge and grasps of the issues at hand as a highly rated diplomat, political scientist and scholar which has left indelible footprints in governance at the highest level.
While declaring total support for the new chief of staff as he settles down for the task at hand, the NDF also urged all Nigerians to do likewise.
"The National Democratic Front joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating this appointment for its merit and suitability in line with the cardinal objectives which the Muhammadu Buhari presidency was overwhelmingly voted for at the general elections," Bolaji said.
Bolaji said it consequently behoves on all cabinet members to do well to extend their sincere courtesies to the new chief of staff in a bid to speed up issues that affect governance in the country.
"The National Democratic Front herby charges all Nigerians regardless of their political affiliations to see the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the chief of staff to the president as a step in the right direction in our quest for a Nigeria of our dreams," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that governors under the aegis of Northern Governors' Forum (NGF) have commended the appointment of Gambari as the chief of staff by President Buhari.
The chairman of the forum, Simon Bako Lalong, who also doubles as the governor of Plateau state, described the appointment of Gambari as timely and well deserved.
Gambari while speaking for the first since his appointment on Wednesday, May 13, revealed what his mission is in the presidency.
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The president's new chief of staff said that he will work as President Buhari's CoS with a spirit of loyalty and allegiance.
He also said that he will give his support and competence to his job to serve the president and Nigeria as a whole.
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