A non-governmental organization, Alliance for Concerned Northern and Southern Citizens for Nigerian Unity, ACNSCNU has adopted the Chief Whip of the 9th Assembly Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the 10 National Assembly top position, the President as a round peg in a round hole.
This is coming four days to the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.
According to the group, “the continuous sustainability of our nascent democracy will either be marred or made stronger in the history of our dear fatherland. A certain sage once said “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”.
“The express interpretation means that our dear country has come a long way through, thick and thorn and it is better written than said “That no Nigerian irrespective of political power, neither is there any region irrespective of natural resource endowment, that is more Nigerian than the other? We are Nigerians nursing our democracy to be full-blown, by the special grace of God (In-sha-Allah u)”.
In a state-wide press conference in Umuahia Friday, presided over by the Secretary of the group, Adamu Samaila, the group said after wide consultations and meetings with stakeholders they join other well-meaning groups and Nigerians to ask that “every person who was successful in the just concluded election should approach the court and await the Judicial pronouncement of their plea, and not take the law into their hands to disrupt the peace our nation has been enjoying” and urged that the tenets of the federal character commission be given a priority concern in this present administration.
They requested that this present Administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the 10th National Assembly to, in the spirit of fairness, equity, inclusiveness and Justice concede the position of Senate President to the people of South East.
“We are appealing to all stakeholders of this Nation Nigeria to see the need to balance the equilibrium of power. It is on record that since 2015 of President Buhari’s Administration, the South East has benefited nothing in terms of political office holding. We, therefore, ask that this present Administration should right that wrong.
“The right equation for justice, fairness, equity, inclusiveness, and good governance is thus; South West – President, North East – Vice president and South East – Senate President.
“Having Xeroxed all these above, the Alliance for Concerned Northern and Southern Citizens for Nigerian Unity has profiled political individuals and has come up with the right personality, with a good charisma that cuts across all regions of the nation; a man that is a household name who has the capacity, boldness, and influence to run along with this present Administration.
“The Chief Whip of the 9th Assembly Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (MON) is the round peg in this round hole. We therefore call on all meaningful Nigerians to rally round Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly for equity, inclusiveness, justice, fairness, good governance, and the unity of our dear country Nigeria”.