According to Vanguard, the reason why Pres. Buhari sidestepped Fashola as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF or Chief of Staff was due to some political schemes. The ultimate weapon that
was used in neutralizing Fashola was the nomination of a former commissioner in the Fashola administration, Mr. Ade Ipaye, SAN, as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the president but delegated to the office of the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
The deployment of Mr. Ipaye, it was gathered, became the political masterstroke that was used in knocking Fashola out of reckoning in the stiff race for Chief of Staff. Those against Fashola took advantage of the fact that Buhari is bent on operating a single presidency with only one chief of staff who would oversee the president’s affairs and a deputy chief of staff who would oversee the duties of the vice-president.
Given that Ipaye was projected to work with Osinbajo, it became untenable for Fashola to work as chief of staff. You cannot have two of them from Lagos working as chief of staff and deputy chief of staff in the same government.
Ipaye’s choice as deputy chief of staff was also logical given that before his appointment into the Fashola cabinet he had worked as special assistant to Osinbajo when the latter was commissioner for justice and attorney general in Lagos State in the Tinubu administration….. Fashola pls go and beg Tinubu jst as Femi Fani Kayode advised……..