Bola Tinubu has increased his grip on Nigeria’s politics by pushing forward his candidates as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives. It will mean his appointees are easily confirmed by parliament and his proposed laws are given quick assent.
Tinubu took a gamble by openly endorsing Senator Godswill Akpabio as Senate President and Tajudeen Abbas as Speaker. The move infuriated some key members of his party, the opposition, as well as activists who believed doing so undermines the independence of the legislative arm of government which has the constitutional power of oversight.
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