Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Ned Nwoko said former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike’s rumoured influence in the emergence of minority leaders of the 10th National Assembly is baseless.
Nwoko stated this while speaking with journalists in his office on Wednesday.
The lawmaker described the rumour as baseless, stating that Wike cannot represent seven political parties that made up the minority.
Nwoko, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stressed that the opposition Senators decided on their own before Tuesday’s plenary.
He said, “The minority parties in the 10th assembly consist of seven political parties.
“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 said they were entitled to their opinion, adding that a number of signatures were required before the minority leaders were unveiled.
“Over two weeks now, some people were going about to collect signatures of Senators for this exercise and have met the requirements, so there is nothing anybody can do.
“PDP as a party knows when the 10th Assembly was inaugurated, and if they want to participate in the nomination of the leadership, how many times have they called for meeting?
“So nobody should cry over spilled milk,” he said.