Wike backs APC’s nominees for 10th Reps’ presiding officers

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Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has declared total support for Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives.

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, noting that he would work assiduously to make sure that the duo emerge victorious.

“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 at night. You should support him fully,” he said.

Speaking during the visit, Tajudeen Abbas thanked Wike for doing the right thing during the last elections, noting that the members-elect from Rivers state were on board with him.

He said if he emerged as the speaker, he would ensure unity among lawmakers and stability of the House, adding that the next administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu “needs a stable Parliament to perform.”

In his remarks, the chairman of the Joint Task on the 10th Assembly, Usman Bello Kumo, noted that Abbas was the most decorated lawmaker in the country’s history as far as bills sponsorship was concerned.

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