The Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has stated that it is his turn to become the President of the Nigerian Senate. Kalu disclosed this to newsmen at the National Assembly on Tuesday, March 21.
“If I’m elected Senate President, I will be team Nigeria. I’m going to work for every corner of Nigeria. I schooled in Maiduguri, Borno State. I started my business in Lagos and spread it across all state capitals. My first name will be team Nigeria, my last name will be team Nigeria.
Remember, I’m the only former governor who has never changed phone line more than 20 years ago. I willstill be willing to maintain that telephone number to answer all my calls. I’m not going to switch off my phones because I’m Senate President. I’m hoping that Nigerians will pray for me to become Senate President because it’s my turn.”
As the 10th National Assembly is fast aprroaching, Kalu has publicly declared interest in the position. Others reportedly interested in running for the seat are ; Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) Sani Musa (Niger), Barau Jibrin (Kano), and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).
Political pundits believe that the ruling APC will zone the seat to the South and possibly a Christian to balance its political equation, since the President-elect and Vice-President-elect are both Muslims and from the South West and North East.