A group, as the Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction is canvassing that the former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu chosen as the next Senate President of Nigeria.
Orji Kalu is now the Senator-Elect under the All Progressives Congress after he won the Senate Seat for Abia North Senatorial District.
The National President of the group Chief Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi said; “Kalu is a vibrant fearless and hardworking democrat who always considers the interest of his people and not selfish interest.”
In his full statement Chief Ogonaezi said; “He is more than qualified to lead the new senate to the promised land, as he will work in synergy with President Muhammadu Buhari, to better the welfare of Nigerians.
“If elected the next senate president, it is also going to be an opportunity for Nigerians to enjoy the ingenuity bestowed on the Igbo man by God, towards development and progress in all aspects of the economy.”
“The president of the country, Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, all come from the North, while the vice president comes from South West, and as such, the South East is completely marginalized. We’ll not tolerate the unprecedented marginalization of the area any further. The federal character reflection must be adhered to, to give the South East a sense of belonging.”
“It is unfortunate that among the service chiefs, none comes from the South East, save for the compulsory constitutional statutory appointments that must reflect the federal character, like ministerial appointment.”
“So, the choice of Kalu would douse tension and the marginalization of the South East, and create room for the Igbo man to display that ingenuity that God created him with.”
He reminded president Buhari that having been re-elected, he is not the president of APC, but Nigeria, and, as such, should do the needful, by ensuring that the marginalized South East is allowed to produce the senate president in the person of Kalu.
To buttress his point, he quoted late Chief M.K.O Abiola as saying, “no justice, no peace, any peace without justice is useless,” adding that “if what we are demanding was given to us, there would not have been agitation for a Biafran state,” he said.