Senate Chief Whip, Sen Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari, to inform the latter of his ambition to become the next Senate President in the incoming 10th national assembly.
Kalu, who is a former governor of Abia State, disclosed this via his verified Facebook page shortly after conferring with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I was received this afternoon by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) 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. I also intimated Mr President of my intention to run for the office of the Senate President in the 10th National Assembly,” he said.
While speaking with State House Correspondents earlier, Kalu explained why the South East deserves the Senate Presidency slot, despite giving few votes to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded presidential election.
Recall that the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, received the least number of votes from the South East zone during the February 25 presidential election.
Kalu noted that if the Senate Presidency is zoned to the region, the South East will bring peace and unity to the table.
He said that it was not the number of votes that counts, stressing that the unity of the country should be paramount.
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