A member House of Representatives elect for Bende Federal Constituency, Chief Barr. Benjamin Kalu has said power sharing among various ethnic divides in Nigeria will solidify the unity of the country and entrench a sense of belonging among the people of Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with ABN TV at his country home, Bende in Bende LGA, Abia state, the legal practitioner expressed dissatisfaction that the formula which he said has existed for long was truncated during the time of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
“For us to feel the sense of unity, sense of belonging, sense of togetherness, the distribution of power should not be lopsided” he said.
He also rooted support for the former governor of Abia state and the Senator-elect, Abia North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for office of the Senate President. He stated that the former governor is eminently qualified for the job. “He was one of the foremost people that went to the National Assembly in 1993. Though it was cut short, he added value. He was the one who sponsored the Bill for dual citizenship.
“I can tell you that as he is coming back to the National Assembly, he is qualified for the job. He is a former member of the National Assembly, a former governor for two terms. There is nothing based on experience and exposure from the public and private sector, lawmaking that stops Orji Uzor Kalu from occupying the position and efficiently so.
He called on Nigerians to revisit what he called a balanced distribution of power. He urged the Northern Nigeria political power brokers who has produced the president and the South West currently occupying the office of the Vice President to support the South East produce the next Senate President. He stated that the region is not interested in the Deputy Senate Presidency of the Senate but the Senate Presidency.
He added that helping the South East region produce the third citizen will be an act of reciprocation for the support President Muhammadu Buhari got from the region that gave him victory for second term.
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