BREAKING: "It's my turn to be Senate President", Orji Kalu makes bold statement
- The Abia-north senator-elect, Orji Kalu, has said it is his turn to be the next senate president as the national assembly prepares for transition
- Kalu said it was his turn to be the next senate president and urged the ruling APC to zone the senate presidency to his village at Igbere in Abia's north
- The 2 term governor of Abia state made the assertion on Tuesday morning while speaking to journalists at the national assembly
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FCT, Abuja - Orji Kalu, the Abia north senator-elect and current chief whip of the 9th senate, has said it is now his turn to be senate president.
While deploying the phrase "Emi Lokan" associated with Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, ahead of the February 25 presidential election in an interview, the former governor of Abia state made the claim.
Orji Kalu reveals why he should be next senate president
In the video shared by Daily Trust on Twitter, the 2 term governor of Abia state made the assertion while addressing journalists at the national assembly on Tuesday, March 21.
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The senator-elect then called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the 10th senate seat to his village in Igbere in the Abia north senatorial district.
According to him, judging by his position as the Chief Whip of the 9th senate, he stood as the most ranking senator from the southeast and, therefore, deserved the position.
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He said his first, middle and last name would be team Nigeria, adding that he was the only governor who has never changed his phone number since becoming governor 24 years ago.
He will be willing to maintain the telephone number and answer all his calls.
"I am not going to switch off my phone because I am the next senate president, no, but I am hoping that Nigerian people will pray for me to be senate president because it is my turn."
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“I am warning everybody, do not allow your children to live in the bush", Kalu
Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator Orji Kalu, the senate chief whip and former governor of Abia state, has vowed to invite the military to comb Abia forests.
Kalu, who is representing Abia north in the senate, stated this during his ward tours in the region while expressing worry over the state of insecurity in the state.
While sending a warning to parents to discourage their wards from living in the forest, he revealed that the military operation would commence in November.