Gbajabiamila Speaks On Lobbying For Chief Of Staff Job
The Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday denied lobbying to be appointed as chief of staff to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
The speculation started following the absence of Gbajabiamila at the international conference centre (ICC) last week when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented certificates of return to elected members of the 10th house of representatives.
There were reports that the Speaker was absent from the event because he was lobbying to be appointed as Chief Of Staff to Tinubu.
The Speaker while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Monday said he knows nothing about lobbying for the job of Chief of Staff.
He said, “I don’t know anything about that chief of staff thing.
“All I heard was that I didn’t come here last week to pick up my certificate and for that reason, somebody conjectured that I must be in line for the office because I didn’t care about my mandate.
“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.”