10th National Assembly: Shehu Sani Reveals Why Orji Kalu Should Become Next Senate President

10th National Assembly: Shehu Sani Reveals Why Orji Kalu Should Become Next Senate President

  • The Senate presidential bid of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has received a huge boost ahead of May 29 inauguration
  • The respected former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, says the former Abia state governor is the most qualified for the top position
  • He stated that if the upper chamber rules were to be adopted as they should, Senator Kalu would be the favourite for the top job

FCT, Abuja - Former lawmaker of the upper chamber of the national assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has endorsed his colleague, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the Senate President seat of the incoming 10th assembly.

As reported by The Nation, Senator Sani urged that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) adopt the zoning method of selection and cede the Senate President seat to the southeast geopolitical zone.

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Shehu Sani
Senator Shehu Sani said Senator Orji Kalu by all standards should be the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly: Photo: Shehu Sani, Orji Uzor Kalu
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While stating equity and fairness as his reason, Senator Sani said they must drop all forms of sentiments and decide on the premise of justice and inclusivity.

He said:

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“The Senate Presidency should go to the South East for equity and justice."

While making a case for the former Abia state governor, Senator Sani harped that the southeastern region had numerous lawmakers in the red chamber that could vie for the number one seat if the rules of the upper chambers were to be adopted.

He said despite never being a ruling party member, it would only be expected for a modest approach to be adopted to ensure the country's progress.

As reported by The Sun, Senator Sani stated that the current leadership structure for the incoming administration makes it even more proper for the southeastern region to be considered for the senate presidency.

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He said:

“There is no better person to stabilise the National Assembly and maintain balance like Orji Uzor Kalu, particularly that he has demonstrated his flair as Chief Whip of the Senate.
“I’m not of the APC but I think he remains the best option out of those who offered themselves. And Kalu has the experience and the pedigree as well.”

Senate Presidency Race Gets Tougher As Another Long-Serving Senator Declares Ambition

Meanwhile, the race for the Senate presidential seat has reached a fever pitch ahead of the May 29 transition of the 10th national assembly.

Senator Ali Ndume of Borno State officially joined the race making him one of the big names vying for the coveted position.

His declaration makes it the second time he would declare interest in the number one seat at the red chambers.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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