Shehu Sani Throws Weight Behind Orji Uzor Kalu For Senate President

By Damilare Adeleye
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As the tussle for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly is gathering more momentum, a former Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani, has thrown his weight behind the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu for the Senate Presidency seat.

Shehu Sani’s endorsement for Kalu is considered as a result of his advocacy for the zoning of the position of the senate president seat to be zoned to the South East geopolitical area of the country.

The former lawmaker said the incumbent structure of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has naturally positioned the South East to produce the next Senate President.

Sani remarked that he might not be a member of the ruling APC, at the level of governance, but in the spirit of equity, justice and peace, the APC should consider zoning the senate presidency to the Southeast over any sentiments in the interest of the nation.

He advised that the South East has senators competent enough to be Senate President if the rules of the Red Chamber were to be considered, particularly ‘ranking’ as has been the norm lately.

Sani submitted that “The Senate Presidency should go to the South East for equity and justice.

“There is no better person to stabilise the National Assembly and maintain balance like Orji Uzor Kalu, particularly since he has demonstrated his flair as Chief Whip of the Senate.

“I’m not of the APC but I think he remains the best option out of those who offered themselves. And Kalu has the experience and the pedigree as well.”