‘After six months, Tinubu’ll throw out some ministers’ – Smart Adeyemi


A former lawmaker who represented Kogi West in the ninth Senate, Adeyemi Smart, has warned the nation’s ministers to perform in their offices or else they will be “shown the way out” by President Bola Tinubu.

Adeyemi sounded the warning on Wednesday when he appeared on the Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today.’

The former lawmaker described Tinubu as a man with a “track record of performance,” adding that he (Tinubu) is working to reposition Nigeria to a better state.

Adeyemi said, “What Nigerians should know about President Bola Tinubu today, including those who are ministers, is that from his track record, once you don’t perform in six months, he shows you the way out.

“That’s what he’s going to do. The man (Tinubu) is in a hurry to make a difference. Asiwaju wants to make a name. He wants to reposition Nigeria. He wants to recover lost grounds to the nation.

“He’s telling us that he appreciates we’re going through some pains. He’s coming with a track record of performance. Those who are being nominated or given appointments, I celebrate you but if you don’t perform, this man will show them (the way) out. It’s not a question of leaving them for eight years or four years. Asiwaju doesn’t have that kind of track record.”

The three-time former senator also played down an act that occurred in the upper chamber on Tuesday when the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Mohammed Ndume, left the chamber following a ruling that deemed him out of order.

Ndume had cited order 54 of the standing rules to draw attention to the manner in which the Senate president, Godswill Akpabio, presides over the affairs of the Senate.

Un his reaction, Adeyemi stated, “There is nothing to worry about because a new assembly like this will start on this kind of a note. After some time, everybody will get to understand each other.”