Orji Kalu, the senator-elect for Abia-north, has declared he will be the next senate president as the national assembly prepares for transition.
Orji Kalu, the senator-elect for Abia North and current chief whip of the 9th Senate, has declared that it is now his turn to serve as senate president.
The former governor of Abia state made the claim while using the phrase “Emi Lokan” associated with Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, in an interview ahead of the February 25 presidential election.
In a video shared on Twitter by Daily Trust, the two-term governor of Abia state made the claim while speaking to journalists at the national assembly on March 21.
According to him, based on his position as the 9th Senate’s Chief Whip, he was the highest-ranking senator from the southeast and deserved the position.
He stated that his first, middle, and last names would be team Nigeria and added that he is the only governor who has not changed his phone number in the 24 years since he became governor.
He will be willing to keep the number active and answer all of his calls.
“I am not going to switch off my phone because I am the next senate president, no, but I am hoping that Nigerian people will pray for me to be senate president because it is my turn.”
See the video:
VIDEO: It's my turn to be Senate President, says Orji Kalu pic.twitter.com/rqEwwlMNcV
— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) March 21, 2023