*Orji Kalu adamant; writes NWC, Senators-elect; informs them of his Senate Presidency ambition
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the position of President of next Senate to the South-South region of Nigeria.
According to a press release signed by the National Publicity Secretary; Barr Felix Morka, the Apex body of the ruling also considered Akwa Ibom state for the position as, according to sources close to the APC, the state has not produced a Senate President before.
By the zoning, Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio, the Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District, who is also the only Senator elected on the platform of the ruling APC is likely favoured for the plum National Assembly job.
The zoning formula is as follows:
The Senate President is zoned to The South South. Sen. Godswill Akpabio is the only ranking Senator-elect from the South South geopolitical zone.
•Deputy Senate President – North West
•Speaker of the House of Representatives – North West
•Deputy Speaker – South-East.
*Uzor Kalu writes APC NWC, 108 Senators elect of intention to be next Senate President
Meanwhile, Senator Uzor Kalu has written personal letters to the members of National Working Committee of the APC and 108 Senators elect of his interest to be the next Senate President.
Kalu in the letters he personally signed and addressed to each of the NWC Members and Senators elect, said he is offering himself for the position of the Senate President to the Nigerian people, the senators elect and the party with sincerity of heart, humility, and candour.
Attached to the letters of intent is a copy of Kalu’s Legislative agenda which has six priorities.
Kalu also noted that his seemingly inactive in the contest of the senate presidency was because of the one month mourning of his late wife, Mrs Ifeoma Ada Kalu.
He also refuted the news that the South East Senators elect endorsed him , explaining that the Senators -elect of the South East only met to make a demand from the President-elect and the party and yet to endorse anyone.
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