Senate Presidency: APC group backs Senator Kalu says he’s most qualified, committed to party, National dev’lt
More groups have continued to throw their weight behind the ambition of the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to chair the 10th Senate , latest among them is prominent support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Auspices of United Nigeria Movement who have endorsed the former Abia Governor to become the Senate president of the 10th National Assembly.
Rising from a Congress held in Kano state over the weekend, the group in a communique signed by its Secretary Abdullahi Nuhu asked the party’s leadership and its President elect, Asiwaju Tinubu to without hesitation zone the position of the Senate President to the South East.
Harping on national interests of peace, stability and unity the party faithfuls explained that the Southeast having missed out in producing the No1 citizen of the country despite the agitation for Equity and Fairness should be compensated with the position of the President.
Further pressing their request, Nuhu named the Abia-North Senator as the most qualified to preside over the 10th Senate stating that being a high ranking law maker with executive and parliamentary leadership experiences he is most qualified to head the Red chambers.
Apart from Kalu’s devotion to party loyalty and national unity, the group also stressed the need to balance the political equation of the country under the administration of the President-elect, the Jagaban, Asiwaju Tinubu by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East especially of Igbo extraction by unanimously endorsing Distinguished Senator Kalu to be next Senate President unopposed.
The statement read partly;
The president elect (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu), the national party leadership and all other stakeholders MUST in the national interests of peace, stability and unity in the next democratic dispensation to commence May 29 2023, zone the position of the Senate President to the South East.
“The Chief Whip of the Senate of the 9 National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who won re-election to once again, represent Abia North in the Red Chamber in the upcoming 10” National Assembly being a high ranking law maker from the SouthEast is the right person for the Senate Presidency not only because he is from South-East and is an Igbo man but most importantly because of his wealth of experience in the Senate, leadership skills and good relations with all parts of the country having schooled in Maiduguri, Borno State and established his business first in Lagos and spread it across all the state capitals of the federation. Thus, we fondly nicknamed him Mr. Nigeria.
“As APC members and well meaning Nigerians, we are highly concerned about the urgent need to balance the political equation of this country under the able leadership of the President-elect, the Jagaban, Asiwaju Tinubu by carrying along our brothers in the South-East especially of Igbo extraction by honorably and unanimously given Distinguished Senator Kalu the chance to be next Senate President unopposed. This will no doubt give everybody a sense of belonging in this country and promote the much-needed political stability in the polity as we are about to witness the first Muslim president and Muslim vice-president administration since the return to democracy in the ongoing 4” Republic.
“Considering the legislative dexterity, intellectual capacity, moral groundings, listening habit and simplicity of the Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, we are convinced that he is the most qualified of all the aspirants of the Senate Presidency Chair. Therefore, we wish to call on all the contestants, all the Senators-elect across all political parties, the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari, the president in waiting, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC national leadership and all the well-meaning Nigerians to as a matter of patriotism support the candidature of Kalu for Senate President in unison and unconditionally.