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El-Rufai, Ganduje Top List Of Contenders For SGF




The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, and his Kano state counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje are the two leading candidates for the post of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the incoming administration.

According to Vanguard,the names of the two-term governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been forwarded to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

An source who craved anonymity told the newspaperthat the choice of el-Rufai as the SGF isr, however, being weighed with that of Ganduje, who has been a close ally of the president-elect.

It is understood that the positions of the SGF, Senate Presidency, and Speakership will be discussed during Monday’s closed-door meeting of the APC leadership and the party’s National Assembly members-elect at the State House in Abuja.

It was learned the allocation of the positions will be thoroughly discussed at the meeting in order to secure the commitment of everyone to form a common front before the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June.

Gbajabiamila Tipped To Be Tinubu’s Chief of Staff

Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is being tipped for the position of Chief of Staff (CoS) to Tinubu.

Naija News reported that the 6th term legislator is likely to relinquish his seat in the 10th assembly for the top position in Tinubu’s cabinet.

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Vanguard claimed that Gbajabiamila was initially considered alongside the Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola who may be assigned another portfolio in Tinubu’s government.