Former Senator Shehu Sani has disclosed an intriguing account of how President Bola Tinubu skillfully avoided a potentially divisive situation through his recent appointments. Sani shared these revelations via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, shedding light on Bola Tinubu’s decision-making process.
According to Sani, Tinubu managed to evade a metaphorical “poisonous knife” by carefully selecting the Secretary to the State Government (SGF) and Chief of Staff (CoS) positions. Notably, Tinubu appointed former Interior Minister George Akume as the new SGF, while naming Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as his CoS.
Sani further explained that had Tinubu chosen someone he referred to as “Mr. Over Sabi” for either the SGF or CoS role, it could have led to discord between him and Vice President Kashim Shettima. Such a move would have left Tinubu’s followers in suspense, with the potential consequence of sowing seeds of conflict between the President and Vice President.
In a tweet, Shehu Sani summarized the situation, stating, “Tinubu has dodged a Poisonous knife.”
This revelation provides a fascinating insight into the strategic considerations that influenced Tinubu’s recent appointments, highlighting his ability to navigate potential conflicts and maintain harmony within the political landscape.