Senate Presidency: Orji Kalu seeks Buhari’s support…

Written by on March 29, 2023

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Kalu, his meeting with the President was to officially inform him (Buhari) of his intention to run for the President of the Senate if the APC zones the position to Southeast.

He said zoning the position to the Southeast would bring peace to Nigeria.

Senator Kalu, who represents Abia North Senatorial District, argued that though the zone may not have voted for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, at the recently concluded Presidential election, making him the Senate President would bring peace and honour to the country.

The Abia State governor also said that he discussed the stability of the ruling party with the President.

Kalu said he suggested to the President to take over the position of the APC”s Board of Trustees (BoT) immediately after handing over to the President-elect later in the year

He noted that the ruling party was faced with serious crises ahead of the just concluded general elections adding that Buhari’s interventions saved the APC from going under.

He urged the President not to totally retire from politics but take over the leadership of the ruling party at the highest level in order to give direction.


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