I’m Most Qualified To Be Deputy Senate President – Orji Kalu

Former Abia State Governor and Senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on Friday said he remains the most qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Senate President.

He pledged to work with the Executive arm of government to resuscitate the economy if given the opportunity.

Kalu who spoke with aviation correspondents at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA2) Lagos, also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for wading into the tussle for the Senate Presidency seat by persuading Senator Danjuma Goje to step down for Senator Ahmed Lawan.

You are one of the Senators that have declared to vie for the position of Deputy Senate President; are you still interested in the position?

Yes, and I am not only re-stating it; I am saying that it is the most Godly thing to do because I am ready to do that job (Deputy Senate President) to help both the Senate in law-making and to help the executive arm of government to bring the right stimulus that would boost the Nigerian economy and create jobs for citizens.

What is wrong in my personal bid? I am a Nigerian. Those that are bidding for that post, are they more capable than I am? So, we need to also be looking at candidates that have capacity to do the work and I have capacity to do the work.

I have employed over 9000 people directly and indirectly. I have capacity of managing human beings and the Senate is about human management.

I am interested in the economy improving because if we get the economy working rightly, the insecurity we are witnessing will go. I think a hungry man is an angry man. And I have the capacity to change lives.

So, the important thing is capacity, capacity to make lives better for people, capacity to help President Buhari achieve the economic goal, capacity to work with the National Adviser on Economy and work with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) because the economy is not doing totally well. We need to put it on track.

In fact, there are some things we need to put where it is supposed to be and the economy will have stimulus. That is why I say my agenda is economy; to help the President and help the National Assembly realise their economic targets.


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