Former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday, May 21, met with President Nicolàs Maduro, president of Federal Republic of Venezuela.
President Maduro expressed readiness to work closely with the Nigerian government, while congratulating Kalu on his electoral victory as senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a second term. The president who could not hide his joy after the meeting, took to Twitter to express gratitude to the former Abia state governor.
He tweeted: “I received brother Orji Uzor Kalu, senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I expressed my congratulations to the recent electoral victory of President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari. We ratify our readiness to continue to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation.”
On his part, Kalu said he was glad by the assurances of President Maduro to continue to deepen the existing Nigerian-Venezuelan relationship.
See the tweet below:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kalu on Wednesday, March 27, indicated interest to contest for the position of the deputy Senate president in the soon to be constituted 9th National Assembly.
The former governor also wanted the APC to zone the position to the southeast in the interest of equity and justice.
The Abia north senator-elect made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
He said he was aware that APC, which had the majority in the Senate, had zoned the Senate president position to the northeast and the deputy Senate president to the northwest.
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