Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has reportedly declared support for the ambition of Senator, Godswill Akpabio for the office of Senate President.
Speaking, when Akpabio together with other senators paid him a courtesy visit in Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike said Akpabio supported his governorship ambition in 2015.
According to him, there is nothing wrong for the All Progressives Congress picking the leadership of both houses.
“This is the time for me to support him because he supported me when I wanted to be the governor of River State.”
“if truly we want this country to move forward from where we are today, I see nothing wrong in the ruling party picking who it thinks can work with the President-elect as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly. On this Akpabio and Barau project we are together to make sure they win”.
“Akpabio supported me during my governorship ambition. He stood by me all through and ensured that I won. I don’t pay back good with evil. This is pay back time for him. I will stand by him until he emerges the next Senate President. Our team would soon meet to take a position on your aspiration.
“Don’t be worried or disturbed with the contending forces against your aspiration, it is normal in politics. Power is not given on a platter, you fight for it. I am impressed that despite your endorsement by your party and the President-elect, you are still consulting your colleagues. That is the way it should be.
“Let us be fair to this country. If we continue this way, Nigeria will not succeed. Don’t waiver stay firm and you will win at the end of the day,” he stressed.