Gambari Can’t Solve ‘Cabal’ Problems In Presidency – Prof Jideofor

A Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Nasarawa State University, Jideofor Adibe, has said that newly appointed chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari will not solve the problem of cabals within the presidency.

Adibe also advised Nigerians not to expect too much from the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

He spoke in an interview with Channels Television monitored by KnowAfrika.

Adibe said since Gambari would only serve in an advisory role, he would not rule over others as an emperor nor has the capacity to wield much influence.

He said, “Professor Gambari is not going to solve the problem of cabals in government. In political science, we have what we call the iron law of oligarchy, that any organisation, no matter how democratic they may have started, precisely because authorities would have to be delegated, there would be competition in various centres of power to capture access or to exercise disproportionate influence.

“We should be careful not to expect too much from him. The President has a team of economic advisers; so his job is only to advise.”

Adibe, however, harped on the possibility that Gambari might join the cabal sooner than expected.