There is no gain saying that Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President elect will be sworn in as the 16th President of Nigeria come 29th May 2023 ( although some people still don't want to come to term with that )

He has been declared President elect, so shall it be except the tribunal says otherwise 

But there is a dangerous trend brewing already even before he takes over office 

The National Assembly is in total disarray now ( especially the House of Representatives) because Bola Ahmed Tinubu wants to impose his person as the Speaker 

He has single handedly "picked" Godswill Akpabio as the President of Senate , as well as his Deputy

He has also "picked" Hon Abbas from Kaduna State as Speaker and Kalu from Abia as Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives 

Forget the rantings by some People that it was the Party that picked them , NO it was Tinubu 

Tinubu's action has thrown the House of Representatives in total turmoil with other APC candidates and majority of the National Assembly members kicking against it.

They were not consulted before such arrangements were made 

For instance , by the arrangement, the Vice President ( NE ) , Deputy Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives will come from same geo political zone ( North West)

The North Central will have no single candidate within the top six positions in the country ( if you exclude the Judiciary ) while a zone will have 2

Muhammadu Buhari since 2015 never interfered with whom becomes the Senate President of Speaker of the House ( atleast directly)

He was ready to work with anyone his party chose. 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu's action negates the principles of separation of powers ( Moreso he was once a Legislator and should know better )

Asiwaju's goal may be a rehearsal of a repeat of what happened in Lagos since 1999 where he has single handedly picked who becomes Governor , Speaker , National Assembly Members , State House of Assembly members , LGA Councillors and all top positions in the State 

In as much as I don't have any problem with the President elect picking whomever he wants to work with, he should be mindful of the fact that NIGERIA is more complex community  than LAGOS 

It is a more diverse community with so many socio-political , economic , religion and ethnic interests

He should be careful on how he impose the leadership of the National Assembly so that what happened in "1900" won't repeat itself 

I wish him well as he warm up to take up one of the most challenging jobs in the world 

We will be here as usual to examine and analyse his actions and inactions 


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is a Journalist, Law Graduate, UK Chartered Arbitrator .

He is also a Chartered Mediator & Conciliator


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. It is a fact that only leaders who create the correct environment to implement his ideas succeed. The only way to do that is to work with people who share your ideas. Furthermore, your legacy would be totally lost if you do not mentor future leaders and put a solid succession plan in place. The president elect is taking the right step here in my opinion. He would need the National Assembly to implement his plans for the country and the only way to achieve that is to have his loyalists in leadership positions. If he pulls it off, it is a win for Nigeria. I hope he does.

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