Group tips Kalu for Senate President


Group tips Kalu for Senate President


By Toby Chuks Onitsha


Satisfied with the re-election of its principal, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, as the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial district, a political pressure group, Orji Uzor Kalu Grassroots Movement for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Thursday, hailed him for emerging the winner and tipped him for Senate President.

The group in a congratulatory message forwarded to Kalu, who is the incumbent Senate Chief Whip, described his re-election back to the Senate as a well deserved victory and a reward for good performance

The Convener and National leader of the group, Alhaji Murtala Mohammed, alias, 'Ten Ten,' who signed the message along with other top officials of the group, noted that the former Abia Governor, ranks as the best performing Senator in the 9th Senate, thanking the good people of Abia North for rewarding their Senator with a second term mandate. 

While issuing copy of the congratulatory message to newsmen in Onitsha, Alhaji 'Ten Ten', said, "let me use this opportunity to thank the Abia North electorate and also thank our members in Lopanta and Arochukwu, for appreciating the performance of the Senate Chief Whip, with their votes. They have done the needful by giving the cap to whom it fits." 

He tipped the former Abia Governor as the best choice to take over from Senator Ahmed Lawan, as the next Senate President, saying, "Kalu has all it takes to head the 10th Senate of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, billed to be birthed by June this year". 

Throwing more light on why the Senate Chief Whip should take over as Senate Prresident, he described Senator Kalu as a detribalised Nigerian, a competent political leader with massive experience in leadership of Nigeria, adding that such a competent and experienced leader is most needed to head the National Assembly at this point in time for stability of the polity and overall progress of the country. 

He said that picking Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Governor and a Christian from the Southeast, as Senate Prresident will balance the leadership structure of the incoming administration and help to serve as good response to the complaint of marginalisation of the Southeast zone, adding that Kalu as head of the National Assembly, will muster the strength to address the issue of agitation for secession by Igbo youths. 

Alhaji Ten Ten, therefore, called on relevant stakeholders such as Northern political leaders, Southeast, Southwest and Southsouth political leaders, including Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers and religious leaders, to support the making of the former Abia Governor the next Senate Prresident. 

On the victory of the Presidential candidate of APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in 2023 polls as the President Elect, he said that Tinubu's victory was well deserved, stating that he worked for it, hinting that the group campaigned and voted for Tinubu nationwide, courtesy of Kalu's support.

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