Chief whip of the Senate and Senator representing Abia North, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa over his senate president ambition in the 10th Assembly.
Recall that the senator recently declared that it was his turn to become Senate President shortly after he got re-elected from his constituency.
Naija News reports that Kalu, while speaking with State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting with the President, said Buhari didn’t give him an automatic endorsement but exhibited a favourable disposition to his ambition to become the President of the Senate.
Kalu said he would gladly accept the position if zoned to the South and would not want to rock the boat but work in the interest of Senate leadership.
He said he was optimistic that when elected to preside over the Senate, he would promote peace among its rank and file.
The senator further stated that there was a need for Buhari to be reintegrated as a Board of Trustee member of the All Progressives Congress after his tenure elapses on May 29 this year.
According to him, this is against the backdrop of APC’s performance in the recent general elections, which produced former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu as President-elect, noting that it took the mercy of God for the party to clinch victory at the Presidential polls.
The former governor of Abia state also alluded that the APC as a party is sharply divided and it would require the ingenuity of Buhari to reignite the bond within the party.
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