- There are speculations that the Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, has scooped the Chief of Staff position
- Some reports disclosed that his aide, Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu confirmed the appointment via a social media post
- Meanwhile, Wasiu, in another viral post, denied the statement noting that the media reports making the rounds are fake
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FCT, Abuja - An emerging report claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been named the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu.
A report by Daily Independent alleged that this development would make Gbajabialmila's seat in the lower legislative chamber vacant, automatically removing him as a member of the incoming 10th National Assembly.
The charismatic Gbajabiamila was elected for a 6th term at the lower chamber during the general election as the lawmaker representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos State.
As reported by PMNews, a statement posted by his Chief of Staff, Olanrewaju Smart Wasiu on his official Facebook page on Thursday morning reads:
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“After several hours of meetings and consultations, President Bola Tinubu has made his first appointment, picking the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the president’s Chief of Staff.”
Gbajabiamila's aide react
However, Wasiu, in another Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng debunked the report noting that there was no such thing on the table.
"Fake news is a monster that must be curbed. Kindly ignore any fake news quoting this account for posting about any political appointment. Nothing of such was ever posted here."
However, there are no statements from President Tinubu or the presidency to solidify these claims further.
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Meanwhile, in an earlier report, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gabajabiamila, has been ruled out of being considered for the chief of staff job in the incoming administration.
Fresh updates confirmed that Gbajabiamila has been scheming with his cohort to promote the agenda so that he can be considered.
However, it was gathered that he was never in the conversation for the top job or enlisted as a candidate as earlier speculated.