- The former senator, Shehu Sani, has said President Bola Tinubu was discerning to have ditched a certain loyalist for Geoge Akume as secretary to the government of the federation
- Sani said had Tinubu appointed the ‘Mr Over Sabi’ as SGF or chief of staff, he would have sown the seed of discord
- The Kaduna politician claimed that the unnamed politician would have moved around as more important than President Tinubu and VP Kashim Shettima
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Sani, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, said President Tinubu was smart to have appointed George Akume and Femi Gbajabiamila as the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chief of staff (CoS), respectively.
'Tinubu averted seed of discord', Sani
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain stated that had the president chosen a certain “Mr Over Sabi”, a seed of discord would have been sown between the new Nigerian leader and his vice, Kashim Shettima.
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“If Tinubu had appointed ‘Mr Over Sabi’ as SGF or Chief of Staff,he would have sown the seed of discord between the President and the Vice President,Speak and move around as more important than the two.
"Tinubu has dodged a poisonous knife.”
Akume makes promise to Nigerians
Akume also pledged not to disappoint Nigerians and Tinubu in the discharge of his duties.
Akume, who was a minister under the administration of the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, said he would follow in the footsteps of President Tinubu as he could not afford to fail.
What Akume must do to succeed as new SGF, APC chieftain reveals
Legit.ng also reported that a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and State Coordinator Tinubu Shettima Ambassadors (TSA, Anambra), Akweke Francis Okoye, revealed what the newly appointed SGF, Senator George Akume, must do to succeed at his new position.
Okoye described the appointment of Akume as the new SGF as a round peg in a round hole and the former Benue state governor as a cosmopolitan leader with the requisite competence to manage the position.