Orji Kalu: If You Allow This Man To Be The Senate President He Will Beat Tinubu – Isiguzoro Sends Out Warning
A chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-political organization, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has insisted that Abia North Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu is not a viable candidate for the Senate Presidency seat.
Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze warned that Kalu would beat the President-elect, Bola Tinubu if he becomes Senate President.
Naija News reports that Kalu had earlier claimed that it was his turn to lead to lead the Senate.
The Senate Chief Whip said his wide range of experience across the country makes him the most suitable person to be the president of the 10th Senate.
Addressing, Kalu’s demand during an interview with Daily Post, Isiguzoro insisted that there is no such thing as Emilokan; (a Yoruba phrase meaning it is my turn to rule) in the Southeast.
He said, “The Senate Chief Whip said his wide range of experience across the country makes him the most suitable person to be the president of the 10th Senate. is nothing like emilokan in the Southeast; Orji Uzor Kalu is not our Emilokan, that is a Yoruba coinage; we are Republicans here.
“The leadership has decided that the senate President should go to Ebonyi; it’s the only state with three senators in the Southeast, so Emilokan is in Ebonyi, not Abia State.
“Igbos can’t present somebody with an EFCC case, Igbos can’t present somebody as Senate President that would be disgraced tomorrow, Igbos can’t present somebody facing trial with EFCC, Igbos can’t present somebody who can’t solve the insecurity crisis in the Southeast. Igbos can’t bring somebody who doesn’t believe in Southeast Presidency.
“Orji Kalu would beat Asiwaju as the Senate President; there is nothing like Emilokan in the Southeast, Orji Kalu has a lot of EFCC baggage, and he should clear himself first before talking about the Senate Presidency. He should submit himself for trials.
“Ndigbos can’t afford to gamble with his candidacy because he is controversial. The 10th assembly must amend their rules base on what they did to Akapbio as a first-timer. Orji Kalu would beat Asiwaju as a Senate President, so we are nominating Umahi.”