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Arewa youths say Kalu deserves deputy senate president’s seat


Orji Uzor Kalu

Arewa youths have endorsed the deputy senate presidency bid of former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.

Kalu is a Senator-elect to represent Abia North district.

According to the leader of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), Comrade Shettima Yerima, Kalu, who is also Mayaki of Katsina, is a pan Nigerian, who has contributed immensely to the business and political circles.

Describing Kalu as a friend of the Nigerian youths, the activist stressed that the former governor has the political dexterity and administrative acumen to work harmoniously with other principal officers of the National Assembly.

While calling on returning senators and senators-elect to place the collective interest of Nigerians above selfish ambitions, Yerima admonished Kalu not to relent in his philanthropic gestures across the country.


In a statement by Yerima in Kaduna yesterday, he called on members of the yet-to-be-inaugurated 9th National Assembly to live up to expectations, stressing that all arms of government must work collectively for the sake of nation building.

“As we await the June 11 inauguration of the National Assembly, we believe that Kalu should be considered for the position of deputy senate president.

“We believe that with Kalu’s antecedents in the private and public sectors, he will, alongside the senate president, sustain a healthy relationship with the executive and judicial arms of government in a bid to build a prosperous Nigeria.

“Kalu has over the years played key roles in advancing the cause of the people and as such he is the right choice for the position of deputy senate president in the 9th national assembly.”

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