- The ambition of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been faced with a major threat from a former southeast lawmaker
- The lawmaker who represented Abia North senatorial district in the 8th Assembly, Mao Ohuabunwa, said Kalu should not be given the Senate president’s seat because he has pending cases with the EFCC
- Ohuabunwa, further said the two-time governor of Abia state has nothing good to offer his people with such a powerful position.
The former lawmaker representing Abia North senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, Mao Ohuabunwa, has stood firmly against the ambition of Orji Kalu.
Ohuabunwa, argued that Kalu, the current member representing Abia North senatorial district, has a pending case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has previously been convicted.
Why Kalu should not become Senate president,Ohuabunwa speaks
Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June, Kalu, who won reelection, is one of the contenders for the position of Senate president.
However, Ohuabunwa, who spoke during Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, April 10, said the ex-Abia state governor is not competent to represent the people. Interestingly, Ohuabunwa hails from the same senatorial district as Kalu, the chief whip of the Senate.
10th national assembly: Shehu Sani reveals why Orji Kalu should become next Senate president
Former lawmaker of the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has endorsed his colleague, Orji Uzor Kalu for the Senate president seat of the incoming 10th assembly.
As reported by The Nation, Senator Sani urged that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) adopt the zoning method of selection and cede the Senate President seat to the southeast geopolitical zone.
While stating equity and fairness as his reason, Senator Sani said they must drop all forms of sentiments and decide on the premise of justice and inclusivity.
Senate Presidency: Long-serving senator declares ambition
Meanwhile, the race for the Senate presidential seat has reached a fever pitch ahead of the May 29 transition of the 10th national assembly.
Senator Ali Ndume of Borno state officially joined the race making him one of the big names vying for the coveted position. His declaration makes it the second time he would declare interest in the number one seat at the red chambers.