Speakership: Wike backs Abbas, assures of support of 13 Rivers lawmakers
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has thrown his weight behind the bid by Dr Tajudeen Abbas to occupy the seat of the Speaker of the incoming 10th House of Representatives.
Wike, who declared the support for the APC’s preferred candidates in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Friday, said he would work assiduously to make sure that the duo emerge victorious.
Speaking when the Abbas/Kalu Campaign Team visited him under the leadership of the Joint Task – 10th Assembly, Wike said all the 13 members-elect from Rivers State with the exception of one, are with Abbas and Kalu 100 percent.
Wike also said that the 2015 scenario where members that went against their party emerged as leaders of the National Assembly would not repeat itself.
“I want to say here that I am with you fully. You know I do my things in the open. When Chinda told me that you’re coming here, I said there was no need because I am with you fully. All our members are with you, except one, who is doing something else.
“2015 won’t repeat itself. Let me tell you, I’ll leave office on Monday, and once I leave, we’ll start the campaign fully.
“I urge all of you to support Abbas. Don’t support him in the day and do something else in the night. You should support him fully.”