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NASS: Orji Uzor Kalu Speaks On Contesting For Deputy Senate President


I Am Too Wealthy To Steal Nigeria Resources - Orji Uzor Kalu

Abia North Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has restated his commitment in contesting for the position of Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.

He stated this while speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa.

When asked where the deputy senate president should come from, the former Abia governor replied: “Well, I am going to be contesting on the floor of the Senate. I am waiting for the party to zone and, if the party continues to hold it, and don’t zone it, I will contest on the floor of the house.”

On his position on the selection of the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly, Kalu said: “I have already endorsed Ahmad Lawan for Senate president.

“That is sacrosanct in my mind and I am appealing to other parties; let us have only one candidate in the Senate, instead of going to drag about it.”

The ruling APC had reportedly zoned the six principal offices as follows: Senate President (North East) deputy senate president (South-South); Leader (North Central); deputy leader (North West); Chief Whip (South East/South West) and Deputy Chief Whip (South West/South-East).