A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajiya Sa’adatu Garba Bauchi, has said James Faleke deserves to be the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the incoming President, Bola Tinubu.
Naija News reports that Faleke is the Secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
In an open letter to Tinubu issued on Tuesday, Bauchi alongside another party chieftain, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed, said Faleke deserves to be his CoS due to the lawmaker’s hardwork and dedication to the realization of his presidential ambition.
She described Faleke as an honest, competent, accountable, and focused politician who has vast experience in politics and governance.
Bauchi also said the lawmaker worked tirelessly with the PCC team and also with many support groups to ensure that Tinubu emerged victorious in the just-concluded presidential election.
She added that Faleke deserves to be the next chief of staff because he has been a core loyalist of Tinubu, and the role he played during and after the presidential primary election of the ruling party.
The letter reads: ”Your Excellency, we write to appeal to your good office to not forget the APC supporters who have been with you for many years in this journey. The 30 years journey has not been easy but it’s now a reality. We thank the Almighty God for this success.
“Your Excellency Sir, all those grass roots political support groups, intellectuals and professionals as well as those who were appointed in the PCC will appreciate if your valuable man in the person of Hon. Abiodun Faleke will take care of the Office of Chief of Staff.
“He is honest, competent, accountable, focused, positive, with a mission and vision as well as experience in politics and Governance. Furthermore, he worked tirelessly with the PCC team and also many support groups to deliver the just concluded election which made you victorious, nobody knows the support groups better than him.
“As we have experienced in the past those who participated in the road to victory got presented as election material without being involved in the formation of the government, which we do know in your government will never happen. Hon. Abiodun James Falake contributed tremendously during the formation of APC. He is a well-known member nationwide.
“We hope the opportunity will be given to Hon. Abiodun James Faleke to be appointed as Chief of Staff to His Excellency, President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We are positively sure he will perform excellently and will carry all along.
“Hon. James Abiodun Faleke has been a core loyalist of H.E Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Considering the fact the role he played during and after the primary election in making sure that H.E Bola Ahmed Tinubu clinched the ticket. During the primary election, he stood for over 48 hours as an Agent of Asiwaju just to make sure Asiwaju would win the primary election.
“As the Secretary of the APC presidential campaign council (PCC), He worked tirelessly for the party to a point that he was sleeping in the office. He was also familiar with the people that have worked for the success of the presidential election. It will be fair enough if the office of the chief of staff will be given to Hon. James Abiodun Faleke.”