Appointments: Southeast Not Being Marginalised, Says Orji Kalu
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu says that the South East is not being marginalized and the appointment of service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari from one particular region is justified.
According to him, security is very important and the president can decide to work with whoever he trusts, irrespective of what part of the country they come from.
“It’s good to also spread the service chiefs (and) I would like for people in the Senate to make a Bill that every region must have a service chief.
“But when you look at it, a service chief is like a personal staff of the president, they are not really constitutionally owned because you can only work with military men that you trust,” he said while addressing journalists in his office in Abuja.
“I can take you down to memory lane, all those who have been heads of state, they did the same thing the president did, there is nothing new.”
Meanwhile, speaking on the RUGA settlement proposed by the Federal Government, he described the plan as a good idea.
According to him, “it is not an issue for anybody to be discussing”.
He went further to explain how he introduced the RUGA settlement in Abia state during his time as governor and how he provided water, land and electricity for the herders.