The Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said only God will guide his political footsteps in 2015 elections.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the launch of the empowerment programme of the member representing Biase/Akamkpa Federal Constituency, Daniel Asuquo, in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Tambuwal said he had no intention of declaring for any position for now, saying the time was not yet ripe.
The speaker said: “I have no intention of declaring, depending on when the time is ripe, but I have committed all of that to Almighty God for Him to guide my footsteps.”
Lamenting the challenges facing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he stated that despite political crisis rocking the party, he remained a staunch member of the PDP.
“Even though the lawmakers in the House defected to the opposition party, I still remain resolute with the PDP.
“Defecting is of two sides; some members are defecting to PDP while others are defecting to another party. Just recently, a member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) defected to the Labour Party and members of other parties defected to PDP. The whole party could not stop five governors from defecting.
“For you to lose a party in five states is quite challenging, but I am sure the new chairman of the PDP has the capacity to stabilize everything going wrong in the party,” Tambuwal said.
On the allegation that the House was frustrating the executive on the issue of budget, he said: “We, in the House, can only promise our constituents effective representation; it is not our responsibility to implement budget but we facilitate budget.”
He, however, commended the governor of the state, Senator Liyel Imoke, for stabilising the party, adding that, “Cross River caucus is a wonderful family in the National Assembly.”
Also, he commended Daniel Asuquo, who is also the deputy chairman, House Committee on Interior, for the steps taken so far in alleviating poverty in his constituency. Tambuwal urged the electorate to continue to drum support for their representatives.