Imo governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in March 9 election, and son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, has said that the members-elect of House of Representatives representing the state would support Femi Gbajabiamila’s ambition to be speaker.
AA has three members-elect who would make up House members for the ninth assembly.
Nwosu told journalists in Imo that members elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state would also support President Muhammadu Buhari’s wish to have Gbajabiamila as next speaker.
But the presidency has severally said that the president would not contribute to the debate for the next leadership of the National Assembly.
However, Nwosu said: “I have been supporting President Buhari before and during the election because of his integrity and uprightness and I will continue to do so irrespective of political or other sentiments. On the issue of the leadership of the National Assembly, I am with Mr. President one hundred percent, AA and APC Reps from Omo state will support Femi Gbajabiamila.”
Nwosu is currently challenging the victory of Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Imo governor at the tribunal.
Nwosu also said that “it will not be in the interest of the Igbo to rebel against President Buhari’s choice of the issue of the NASS leadership because as it stands the Southeast can’t get that position by merely shouting, the error has been committed and we should be looking at the possible ways of remedying it.
“I remember that our leader, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was shouting during the election on the need to vote President Buhari and remain in mainstream politics but our people refused and preferred regional politics instead.”