9th NASS: Kalu drops ambition for deputy Senate presidency, pledges support for Omo-Agege  

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TRACKING>>Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senator-elect for Abia North Senatorrial District, has dropped his ambition to contest for the Deputy Senate Presidency following the adoption of Senator Ovie Omo -Agege, by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress.

In a statement by his media office, few hours to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly on Tuesday, Kalu pledged to support the party’s choice for the position.

“I decided to throw my hat into the ring to contest for the position of Deputy Senate President, after wide consultations with stakeholders especially my political associates, friends and colleagues (returning senators and senators–elect).

“However, I use this medium to announce my withdrawal from the race in the interest of the APC and Nigeria at large.

“I contested and won election as a Senator on the platform of the APC, as such, I cannot go against the decision of my party.

“The party, I am optimistic will consider the South East for other principal positions in the Senate and House of Representatives for the sake of national unity.

“The South East should be well represented at the top hierarchy of the 9th national assembly.

“The 9th national assembly will work harmoniously regardless of party affiliations to ensure that the executive and judiciary arms of government are complemented in a bid to build a prosperous Nigeria.”

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