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Why We Want Kalu To Become Senate President – Group

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A political pressure group, which has identified itself as the Equality Movement (TEM), has thrown its weight behind the Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, in his quest to become president of the 10th Senate, stressing that he possesses the aptitude to lead the upper legislative chamber.

Leader of the movement, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf Ajiji, described Kalu as a sensible and reasonable politician, who has the capacity to mobilise the 10th Senate to pursue a common cause for the good of the country.

“We believe strongly that if Senator Kalu emerges as Senate president, he has the capacity to mobilise the South East behind the APC and also douse the tension in the sub-region,” TEM said in a statement by the publicity secretary,  Garba Noma.

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‘It’s exhilarating for us to read in the media that His Excellency, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has thrown his hat into the ring to contest for the Senate Presidency.

‘Our movement had earlier issued a statement campaigning for the Senate President to be zoned to the South East in the interest of equity and fairness and the person we had in mind for the position was actually Senator Uzor Kalu.

‘He is first among equals. Since he has personally made commitment to venture into the race, we have no any other option than to rally behind him.

‘As a businessman, his exploits and achievements are the stuffs of legend and as a politician, he has acquainted himself creditably as a governor and senator of the republic.

‘Though Senator Uzor Kalu hails from the South East, his tentacles have spread across the country in his pursuit of education, business and politics.

‘Senator Uzor Kalu is a patriot and his commitment to Nigeria is overwhelming as demonstrated by his capacity to build bridges of friendship across the country from Maiduguri to Lagos and from Sokoto to Taraba.’

The group appealed to the Senators-elect to close ranks and place national interest above personal and political inclinations and support Kalu, who it described as the best man for the job.

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