By Olugbenga Salami
A People’s Democratic Party, PDP member-elect to represent Ideato North/South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, has commended the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike over his endorsement of Hon. Tajudeen Abass and Hon. Benjamin Kalu for the positions of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the forthcoming 10th National Assembly.
Ugochinyere, who’s the Communication Adviser for the Tajudeen Abass-Ben Kalu, TBK Group, was among the many members-elect who accompanied the All Progressives Congress, APC anointed candidates to visit the governor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Friday.
The Imo politician, who recently, alongside 62 other members-elect endorsed the duo, said in a statement he personally signed and released to journalists in Abuja that the visit was a victory consolidation.
According to him, the other aspirants were wasting their time campaigning, because Abass and Kalu were only seconds away of emerging victorious.
Ugochinyere, while citing his earlier statement where he backed the duo’s ambitions, again appealed to the aggrieved aspirants to step down for Abass and Kalu.
He said: “I and my other colleagues supporting the APC’s anointed candidates, are again urging members-elect of the ruling and opposition parties to join hands and support Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu.
“Just like I disclosed few days ago, this visit to the Governor Wike, and more which will follow in the coming days, is a testament that we are ready for Nigerians to know that the TBK Group is fully in support of Abass and Kalu for speaker, deputy speaker of the incoming 10th National Assembly.
“We thank Governor Wike for supporting this great duo. I took time to analyse the background of Hon. Abbas and Hon. Kalu, and they both have similarities, their track record shows men with focus, beliefs in hard work, competent and humble.”