President Buhari asked to appoint Sen Abba Ali from Katsina as new Chief Of Staff
As jostle for the replacement of the seat of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, hots up, friends of one of the highly favoured candidate, Abba Ali, have urged the president to appoint Ali, to occupy the seat.
According to a statement by a former Acting Governor of Imo State / Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Kelechi Nwagwu, a former Speaker of Kano State, Gambo Sallau; Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Abdul Aziz Garba Gafasa; and; a member of the National Assembly, Kabiru Alasan Rurum, maintained that Ali, is the most suited person for the job.
The statement said: “Senator ABBA Ali is most soothed for office of the Chief of staff to the president. The best man for the office of Chief of Staff to President Buhari is Senator Abba Ali.
“Senator Abba Ali, is an educationist and a politician. He was a principal of schools, Chairman of a Local Government and senator in 1979.
“He is a detribalised Nigeria and a strong voice in the northern political strategic structure, an influencer in continental prosperity of Nigeria.
“He is a true Muslim and a defender of victims of injustice.
“He’s a round peg in a round hole. He will bring his wealth of experience to bear in managing the president’s schedules.
“As parliamentarian (senator in 1979) he will harmonize the usual frosty relationship between the legislature and the executive.
“As an educationist (secondary schools principal) he will be a great asset to the president’s educational programs.
“Senator Abba Ali presently, is a non-legal practitioner in Federal judicial Service commission and Chairman African NEPAD.
If considered for the office of the COS, he will bring about the long yearned Economic and Political integration of Africa.
“He will take off pressure from Mr President and help to douse tribal and nepotic frenzy as propounded by the non-northerners.
“He’s a good family man. He’ll help the president to achieve the next level agenda mantras.”