Uche Nwosu, the Action Alliance, AA, 2019 governorship candidate in Imo State, has said lawmakers on the platform of the party would support President Muhammadu Buhari if he endorses Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Nwosu, who is a son-in-law to the Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, made the disclosure while addressing journalists in Owerri, the state capital.
He stated that the party already had an alliance with the APC to support President Buhari’s second term, adding that it will still stand by him on the issue of the National Assembly leadership.
Nwosu also lamented that South-East played a wrong political card in 2019 and the best way to remedy the situation was to support Buhari on the current issue of the National Assembly leadership.
According to Nwosu: “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 Imo state will support Femi Gbajabiamila.
“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.
“In 2019 we played wrong politics like we did in 2015, where we decided to look the other way, forgetting that the main thing comes from the national, so making wild claims and shouting about the leadership of the National Assembly now is a big problem because what did we being to the table in the first place.
“The state governor Rochas Okorocha has been shouting that we should not make the same mistake we made in 2015 so that we can be part of the system in 2019. So I agree with Mr. President totally, our people in the Federal House of Representatives should listen to whatever the President says, this is the time to support him, we should learn from our mistakes.
“I urge them to support President Buhari, if he has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, they should queue behind him, which is the best thing to do.”