By Oginyi Ruth
The leader of the house of representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has set aside party differences in his bid to take over the leadership of the green chamber.
Hon. Gbajabiamila on Tuesday visited Ebonyi State government house Abakaliki, to seek for the support and blessing of Governor David Umahi.
The current house leader, member representing Surulere 1 federal constituency, Lagos state was the 8th House of representatives leader and currently vying for the speakership position of the 9th Assembly in the election coming up on June 10th.
Our correspondent reports that the House Leader in company of over 103 representatives including the Deputy Speaker aspirant, Hon. Idris Wase and his campaign director, Abdul Jubril, was in the state to solicit the support of the Governor and the House of Representatives members from the state to actualize his aspiration.
Gbajabiamila assured that if he becomes the speaker in the 9th Assembly, he would work for the peace and unity of the country, pointing out that Umahi has become important because of his interparty relationship which is for the overall interest of the country.
The Governor, while addressing the lawmakers, urged Gbajabiamila to carry every member along in the 9th Assembly irrespective of party affiliation.
Umahi maintained that south east should be fully carried along in the 9th Assembly especially in sharing house committee positions.
The Governor who is also chairman South East Governors’ Forum charged the incoming leadership of the 9th Assembly to work for the unity and nation building irrespective of their political differences because Nigeria is one.
Umahi who assured the team of his personal support, prayed for Gods protection, favour on the Hon. Member in actualizing his ambition.
He said, ” Stand and stand strong, if you win you will learn, if you lose, but God for bid! you will learn”.