Senate Presidency: Orji Kalu Refuses To Step Down For Akpabio, Confirms Ongoing Alliance With Ex-Governor, Yari

he Chief Whip of the senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has confirmed his alliance with Zamfara State former governor, Abdulaziz Yari and his team towards his race for the post of Nigerian Senate Presidency.

Kalu who mentioned this on Tuesday in Abuja also declared that he would not step down for anybody for the race of Nigerian Senate Presidency.

The chief whip said the outcome of their meetings would be unveiled soon.

“I won’t step down for anybody. We are talking with (former governor) Yari. Our group and his group are talking, intimate talk and partnership. We will make sure that no one zone can produce the senate presidency,” he said, according to TheCable.

“Like I used to tell people, no one zone can produce the president of Nigeria. What we are trying to do with Senator Yari is a united partnership that will work for Nigeria. In the coming days or weeks, that partnership will be unveiled, so we are in serious talks.

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“I cannot deny it – Yari is a friend of mine and I’m his friend and we have decided to talk. We have been speaking for the past four weeks and the result will be unveiled by our sponsors, he has his sponsors and I have my sponsors.

“So the sponsors will come together to decide what direction this partnership will be. I’ll be very happy to reveal what the sponsors will say.”

Kalu claimed that he and Yari are working to uphold the senate’s integrity and aid President Bola Tinubu’s new administration.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) does not share Kalu and Yari’s viewpoint.

Godswill Akpabio, a former Niger Delta affairs minister, was the incumbent party’s choice for the Senate President.

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