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2019: Barry Mpigi Dumps Abe, Endorses Wike For 2nd Term

Lawmaker Representing Eleme/Tai Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Barry Mpigi. Has allegedly endorsed Governor Wike for 2nd term in office thereby deserting his APC gubernatorial aspirant Senator Magnus Abe.

Wike's endorsement was contained in a statement credited to the lawmaker in the Rivers State Government house on Friday 11th November 2017.

You will recall that Hon. Barry Mpigi has been in the front burner of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) calling on Senator Magnus Abe to run for governor, his re-decision is coming barely a month after campaigning for Magnus. Although the reason for his recent endorsement has not been ascertained but investigations by our correspondent reveals he might be planning to defect to the People's Democratic Party (PDP)

In his words:
"...Your Excellency, we like the way you are governing Rivers State. I am asking you to keep it up and continue to lead the State in the way you are doing...

"We must place Rivers State first. Without mincing words, I can stand before even the National Chairman of my party to say you (Wike) is doing well. We urge you to keep it up."

You will recall that Hon. Barry Mpigi has been in the front burner of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) calling on Senator Magnus Abe to run for governor, his re-decision is coming barely a month after campaigning for Magnus. Although the reason for his recent endorsement has not been ascertained but investigations by our correspondent reveals he might be planning to defect to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).