Deputy Senate Presidency: “l Don’t Beat About The Bush, Ignore Me At Your Peril” – Orji Kalu Warns
Kalu, who has indicated interest in contesting the position, told Newsmen in Abuja that he was still awaiting the APC leadership’s decision on the zoning arrangement.
“I know that the National Chairman of the party is not in town, hence the NWC and other leaders have not been able to meet and design the zoning arrangement.”
Asked if he believed that the party is taking his case serious on the issue, Kalu said the APC would not ignore him in the interest of peace.
He said, “The party has to take my matter seriously. Anybody in this country that will not take my matter seriously, is doing so at his own peril. I am a very strong voice in the party.
“I don’t beat about the bush and I don’t want a division in the National Assembly. I want us to be able to have one voice. That could only be achieved if the party do the right thing.
“If the party did its zoning and I am not satisfied, I can still run on the floor of the House for the position of the Deputy Senate President. I have a lot of respect for the party and for the leadership of the country.
“The party will always have its say on the issue of National Assembly leadership and zoning, but at the end of the day, the elected members will have their way.
“The party has zoned the presiding officer of the Senate to the North-East, it is left for the members-elect to agree or disagree with the party.”
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