Gbajabiamila, Faleke settle cold war over Speakership of the 10th House of Reps

The rift between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and chairman of the House Committee on Finance, Hon. Abiodun Faleke, has been settled.

The duo were locked in battle over the speakership of the 10th House of Representatives, with two of them supporting different aspirants for the top job.

Gbajabiamila openly supported the chairman of the House Committee on Land Transportation, while Faleke was in the vanguard of those canvassing support for Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, who represents KauraNamoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency of Zamfara State.

The two allies of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, were also in supremacy battle over who becomes the chief of staff to the incoming helmsman of Nigeria.

However, LEADERSHIP learnt that the duo have sunk their differences after the intervention of the President-elect.

As part of the terms of the truce, Faleke was mandated to dump Jaji and back the choice of Abass for House speakership.

Faleke was also slated to emerge as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee in the incoming 10th House of Representatives.

“The much-advertised rift between Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Hon. Abiodun Faleke, is over. Two of them are allies of the President-elect and the President-elect has called them to order. They have been prevailed upon to sheathe their swords. They have been told that Asiwaju boys shouldn’t be seen fighting openly.

“Hon. Faleke has been told to tow the party’s line (APC’s position) on zoning. Consequently, Hon. Faleke has dumped his preferred choice for House speakership, Hon. Sani Jaji. He is now with the camp promoting the anointed aspirant of APC and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In turn, Hon. Abiodun Faleke is going to serve as chairman of appropriation in the 10th House of Representatives. This is signed and sealed,” said a source who was privy to the meeting but pleaded anonymity.

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