Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Youths Movement, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by some aggrieved insiders in Aso Rock and agents of Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, to undermine President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration by sponsoring smear campaign against his Chief of Staff, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
In the past few days, some blogs have been reporting that Gbajabiamila may soon be replaced due to allegations of trading government appointments.
They claimed that an insider disclosed a reoccurring pattern that whenever Tinubu signs something, it will somehow be changed purportedly by his CoS.
But, the socio-cultural group in a statement by its executive leaders, Nwabueze Obi, Ekwem Eucharia and Ndukaku Chris, said the smear campaign was a conspiracy formulated and sponsored by mischief makers, spreading lies to derail Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ Agenda.
The group fingered Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, and aggrieved persons in the Presidential Villa of allegedly being the brain behind the campaign of calumny against Gbajabiamila, one of Tinubu’s best hands and trusted loyalists.
They alleged that Uzodimma and his cohorts were aggrieved that they didn’t have their way in getting the vice presidency slot and also angry his choices weren’t considered by the party to be the speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.
The group urged Gbajabiamila to ignore charlatans and focus on the good job he already started and continue supporting Mr President in achieving his Renewed Hope agenda for Nigerians.
The statement reads, “Mischief makers are at it again with their baseless plots to undermine President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration by sponsoring smear campaign against his Chief of Staff, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. Reports of growing outcry among Tinubu’s loyalists who are resolute in removing Gbajabiamila from the Presidential Villa is a total lie fabricated by Uzodimma and aggrieved traitors in Aso Rock.
“Gbajabiamila has been one of Tinubu’s loyalists for decades, he’s great at what he does, his career trajectory has shown competence and professionalism. He’s also compassionate leader who cares about the people.
“Reports suggesting cases where names initially approved by the President for appointments were allegedly swapped by the Chief of Staff are lies. Uzodimma and his cohorts are aggrieved that they didn’t have their way in getting the vice presidency slot. He’s also aggrieved his choice wasn’t chosen by the party to be the speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Now he’s doing everything he can including spearheading smear campaign against perceived political enemies. We at the Ohanaeze Youths Movement are urging the Chief of Staff to ignore charlatans and focus on the good job he already started and continue supporting Mr president in achieving his renewed hope agenda for Nigerians.”