Senate Deputy Presidency: Why I Step Step Down – Kalu

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a representative of Abia North Senatorial District, has disclosed the reason why he stepped down for the post of Senate Deputy Presidency.
Kalu while , addressing APC supporters and political associates during a victory party at his Igbere country home in Bende LGA of the state on Saturday, said he did not step down his quest for the position of Senate President because of pressure from any quarter, but that he withdrew in obedience with President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC) directives for him to do so.
He noted that apart from allowing peace to reign, he withdraw from the Senate Presidency race to honour the president and other leaders of the APC who had earlier intervened in the political fray.
“I couldn’t have disobeyed the president and the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). They requested that I should step down and I did”, he told his party supporters.
He explained that he did a thorough campaign that was based on person to person approach and that having seen his antecedents and what he was putting on table, majority of the senators decided to pitch their tents on him.
Sen. Kalu stressed that the future of the country is stronger with President Buhari , adding, “it’s going to be better with him henceforth”.
He used the opportunity to advise South Easterners to always be political conscious and be in the mainstream of political activism, saying that “we are the salt of the nation and has the strength to turn the tide if we want”.
“We only need to come together”. We can face challenges today and tomorrow but must not leave our tomorrow in the hands of others”, he counseled.
The senator described himself as not a senator of Abia North but a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, assuring his constituents that he will come back to thank them through town hall meetings.
Kalu used the opportunity to urge electorates to be “as vote wisely during elections, pointing out that those who have not registered should register when the exercise comes up again.