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Orji Uzor-Kalu: I’m most qualified to be senate president

Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has signified his interest in becoming Nigeria’s 10th Senate President, should the position be zoned to the South-East by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This is because I am an economical person, an entrepreneur,” Mr Uzor-Kalu said when he spoke with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

The senator said he wanted the ruling party to zone the position to his zone, particularly Igbere, his hometown.

The former Abia governor said he was the most qualified senator for the position based on the Senate rules and his pedigree.

“The Senate has rules; let me be honest with you, if we practice true democracy, I should not be in contest with anybody because apart from the Senate President, Deputy Senate President, the Senate Leader, I am the next ranking member in the Senate going by the position I occupy today in the ninth Senate.

“It is virtually impossible that the Senate will elect or zone it to a new member of the Senate,” Mr Uzor-Kalu said.

He lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) on the conduct of the 2023 general election, adding that no election worldwide was perfect.

He said that the president-elect, when sworn in, would stand firm in giving good governance and would also stand firm with the 10th assembly to amend the constitution to make for an electronic voting process and do away with paper works in an election.


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