Categories: Headlines

Senate Presidency: I Will Step Down On Tinubu’s Wish, Says Kalu


The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu says he will withdraw from the presidential race of the 10th National Assembly if the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu tells him to step down.

Kalu stated this on Tuesday while briefing State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over his Senate Presidency ambition.

READ ALSO: Court To Rule On Forfeiture Of Properties Linked To Kogi Govt April 20

Informing the President of his intention to become the next Senate President, the former Abia State governor said the two of them simply shared laughter over the issue as Buhari issued no response, maintaining an ambiguous mood.

The lawmaker, however, stated that he has not got any assurance from anybody but as a party man, he remained hopeful.

Although he maintained that he would be the solution to the search for South-East Senate President, Kalu underscored that he can be stopped by those in the big league, even though he has declared that it is his turn.

During the close-door meeting with the President, Senator Kalu stated that he suggested that the Board of Trustees of the party be resuscitated, so the President as Chairman can remain part of the conscience of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmaker further noted that this has become imperative, so members can have someone to run to when problems arise, asserting that only God saved the party from protracted rancour, that threatened to rip the party apart.

“It is just God that saved our party because the quarrel and rancour inside the party is so much. The party should bring back our Board of Trustees or something that looks like it so that Mr President will be Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party so that every four or five months, he will come and see how the party is doing,” Kalu said.

“We cannot just leave the party empty-handed. The President will still be part of the conscience of the party so that we will have somebody to run to when we have problems in the party.

“It is just God that saved our party, that is the truth because the quarrel and rancour inside the party are so much. We need a man like President Buhari to be around every three or four months, we’ll go and drag him from Daura and he will settle party matters.”

Ignatius Igwe

An energetic journalist with an amazing sense of responsibility.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by
Ignatius Igwe
Tags: 10th Assembly Bola Tinubu Buhari Kalu

Recent Posts

  • Headlines

No Crisis In Our Party, APC Insists Despite Adamu, Omisore’s Resignation

The party said on the contrary to false narratives of deepening crisis, “the APC stands as one strong, dynamic, resilient…

16 mins ago
  • Business

Global Stocks Mixed After Tech Drubbing

Both Tesla and Netflix were "priced for perfection" and stumbled after earnings that fell short, said Hogan, pointing to Johnson…

25 mins ago
  • Headlines
  • World News

Russian War Correspondent Killed In South Ukraine

The Russian army said the journalist was killed in a Ukrainian strike in the southern Zaporizhzhia region on Saturday.

1 hour ago
  • Sports

Japan Thrash Zambia 5-0 In Women’s World Cup

The free-flowing display was enough to prompt Japan coach Futoshi Ikeda to talk about his team challenging for the title…

1 hour ago
  • Sports

New Zealand World Cup Squad Evacuated After Hotel Fire

The spokesperson said some people at the hotel were treated for smoke inhalation but nobody was seriously hurt.

1 hour ago
  • Sports

PSG Leave Mbappe Out Of Tour As Talks Of Madrid Move Increases

PSG gave no reason for the omission of France's captain but 24-year-old Mbappe is refusing to sign a new contract.

2 hours ago