- President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to support the zoning of the position of the Senate president to the southeast
- The call was made to the president by the lawmaker representing Abia North senatorial district Orji Uzor-Kalu
- According to the lawmaker, he discussed the stability of the ruling All Progressives Congress with President Buhari
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The lawmaker representing Abia North senatorial district, Orji Uzor-Kalu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take over as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) board of trustees (BoT).
Daily Trust reports that Uzor-Kalu said it is important for the president to take over the chairmanship of the ruling party's board after leaving office on Monday, May 29.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the State House Abuja on Tuesday, March 28, the former governor of Abia state informed the president of his decision to run for the position of Senate President in the 10th National Assembly.
Noting that the position of Senate president for the 10th Assembly has been zoned to the southeast, Uzor-Kalu said he discussed the stability of the APC with President Buhari.
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According to Uzor-Kalu, the APC is currently faced with serious crises following the recently concluded 2023 general elections.
He affirmed that Buhari’s interventions saved the APC from going under and zoning the Senate president position to the Southeast will also bring peace to Nigeria.
In a tweet, the former governor said:
"I was received this afternoon by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) @MBuhari in the State House.
"It was an honour to present my certificate of return to Mr President and to thank him for the attention he gave Abia North Senatorial District in the last three years."
Orji Kalu loses phone to robbers in Abuja, Nigerians react
In a post shared on his Facebook page and sighted by Legit.ng on March 9, the former Abia state governor alerted.
Nigerians that robbers stole his phone in Abuja Kalu told his friends and well-wishers to disregard any illicit activity involving his cell phone and numbers.
"Kalu remains a loyal member of APC," says Ezeala
Legit.ng reported earlier that a counter-statement had been released by the Abia state All Progressive Congress (APC) to debunk claims that it suspended Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of the state's north senatorial district.
Earlier on Friday, February 24, reports were making the rounds that the party had suspended the chief whip of the red chamber of the national assembly over anti-party activities.
Reacting to these reports, the Abia state APC spokesperson, Okey Ezeala, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading fake news.