Arewa Youth Group Endorses Hon. Faleke as CoS to Tinubu
By: Our Correspondent
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has endorsed Hon. James Faleke as Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a press statement issued by the National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, the group stated that as stakeholders and keen watchers of the ongoing wrap-up of civilian-to-civilian transition, they feel it is not just important but necessary to state their position on the national conversation regarding the best man for the office of the next Chief of Staff.
“We believe Hon James Faleke is a very loyal Tinubu supporter and associate who has proved to be reliable as an ambassador to the President-elect any day. Nigeria has had serious challenges caused by the communication gap between the President, ministers and even state governors, so this is an opportunity for the President-elect to get someone with good skills in managing the relationship between the President, officials of government and the rest of Nigerians.
“Hon. Faleke, being a highly experienced lawmaker, can build a very cordial relationship between the Executive and legislative arms of government in the new dispensation because he represents the new generation of Nigerian political class, politically savvy and intellectually vibrant.
“We are in a new, ideas-driven world and Nigeria’s Presidency, therefore, needs a Chief of Staff in tune with the modern system of democratic governance. We expect that by now, President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully aware of the consequences of our past mistakes of choices on Chiefs of Staff and won’t allow a repeat of the inglorious past.
“In view of the foregoing, we urge President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make sure he makes an informed choice of his Chief of Staff with loyal, proactive, progressive, and hale and hearty parliamentarian like Hon. James Faleke.”