The Senate Majority Whip in the ninth Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that Godswill Akpabio won the senate presidency contest in a free, fair and credible manner.
Kalu, a former governor of Abia State was reacting to media reports that some unnamed 22 Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were planning to leave the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of the outcome of the senate presidency election.
In a recorded video posted on his verified Facebook account, Kalu said: “Let me be honest with you, the election in the Senate was very transparent. Senator Akpabio won the election. It was free, it was fair.
”I congratulate the Clerk of the National Assembly, I congratulate the Clerk and all the Staff of the Senate. You know I cannot lie against my conscience. Akpabio won the election hands down.
“There was no controversy about who won the election. If there is anything other person wants to say, that is their business. Akpabio, to my conscience, to my seeing and to my honour, won the election and we have since congratulated him.”
Speaking further, Kalu, who also aspired for the senate presidency seat, said: “There are no two Senates in the history of the Senate. There is only one Senate. On June 13, we decided to have one Senate.”
“There are no pro and anti-Akpabio Senators. Even Senator Abdulaziz Yari understands we have to work with Akpabio. He is the Senate President. We have congratulated him and I am using this Sallah period to appeal to our people to come together and work as one Senate,” he added.