Across party lines, 178 newly elected members of the House of Representatives today endorsed the candidature of the Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila.
Though the figure does not represent the majority the number present at the endorsement showed that Gbajabiamila was almost sure of victory.
This was after a long meeting with newly elected members behind closed doors.
Gbajabiamila, in the middle of the meeting, led the members-elect to address journalists, where the outgoing Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr. Omofiok Luke, who spoke on their behalf, said the incoming representatives had endorsed Gbajabiamila.
Luke said, “I am the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State and here with me are newly-elected members of the House of Representatives, and this is a conglomeration of people of different parties.
“I am of the PDP. We have members of the APC here. We have members of APGA, we have people from AA, we have people from ACP and we have people from ADC. It’s a multi-party arrangement.” He added