There is no truth to the rumour that Wike had any hand in the rise to power of the minority party Sen. Ned Nwoko

Represents the Delta North Senatorial District, has shot down speculations that former Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike had any hand in choosing the 10th National Assembly’s minority leaders.

He dismissed the notion, saying that Wike cannot speak for the seven minority political groups.

Nwoko, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, told reporters on Wednesday at his office that the opposition Senators made their decision independently before Tuesday’s plenary.

He went on to say that there are seven different political groups that make up the assembly’s minority.

If there are seven political parties, then “this becomes the requirement for those parties to nominate who will be the minority leader, and the question is this, is wike a member of seven political parties?”

Nwoko responded to PDP senators who had voiced opposition by saying that everyone has the right to their own view and that a certain amount of signatures were needed before the minority leaders could be revealed.

Over the past two weeks, a small group of persons have been actively soliciting Senators for their signatures in order to complete this exercise; now, there is nothing anyone can do about it.

A representative from the PDP said, “The PDP as a party knows when the 10th Assembly was inaugurated, and how many times have they called for meeting if they want to participate in the nomination of the leadership?”

“There’s no use in crying over spilt milk.”

Last but not least, he promised vigorous legislative operations in Nigeria’s best interests.

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