I never changed phone line for 20 years, it’s my turn to be Senate president— Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has declared that it is his turn to become Senate President, being a high-ranking lawmaker from the South East.

 

 

 

Kalu, who won re-election to represent Abia North in the Red Chamber, spoke boldly while briefing newsmen at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

 

 

 

He said, “It is my turn to become the Senate President. If I’m elected Senate President, I will be team Nigeria. I’m going to work in every corner of Nigeria.

 

 

 

“I schooled in Maiduguri, Borno State. I started my business in Lagos and spread it across all state capitals. My first name will be team Nigeria, my last name will be team Nigeria.

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“Remember, I’m the only former governor who has never changed phone line for more than 20 years ago. I’m still willing to maintain that telephone number to answer all my calls. I’m not going to switch off my phones because I’m Senate President.

 

 

 

“I’m hoping that Nigerians will pray for me to become Senate President because it’s my turn.”

 

 

 

Aside from Kalu, who has publicly declared interest in the position, Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Sani Musa (Niger); Barau Jibrin (Kano); and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) are also said to be interested in running for the coveted office.

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Meanwhile, the APC is expected to zone the post to the South-East for power balance, especially after its Muslim-Muslim ticket.

 

 

 

APC is also expected to choose a Christian from the South-East. However, the APC leadership said it has not zoned the Senate presidency, leaving the doors open to all zones. CONTINUE READING…………………………………

 

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