The National Director of Grassroots Engagements and Orientation of All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), Amb. Hajiya Sa’adatu Garba Dogon Bauchi, has urged the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make the Secretary of the APC PCC, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke as his Chief of Staff when he is sworn into office.
Dogon Bauchi, made the appeal in collaboration with the Chairman 100% Focus, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed, in an open letter to Tinubu obtained by LEADERSHIP.
She appealed to him not to forget the APC supporters who have been with him for over 30 years of his journey to the Presidency.
Congratulating Tinubu on his victory, Dogon Bauchi urged him to ensure that his political appointments place emphasis on those he knows better and who have shown meritorious service to the nation based on capacity, patriotism, ability, agility and rich experience.
Dogon Bauchi who is also president of the Arewa Women for Tinubu/Shettima, said in the letter, “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 grassroots 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 Government. 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 that 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 Asiwaju 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.”