Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Monday begged Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu and other contestants for the 10th Assembly Senate President to step down for Sen. David Umahi, who was elected during the just concluded general elections.
Ohanaeze, maintained that Umahi is the best candidate for the job, even as it pointed out that a collaborative measure was needed to ensure that the Senate President comes from the southeast zone.
The Igbo group Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated this in a press statement in Abakaliki.
The statement reads, “Ndigbo unanimously urges other contestants from the southeast and other geopolitical zones to allow the political leader of the southeast and the chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Engr Dave Umahi to enjoy all the privileges of amending the Senate standing rules and doctrine of necessity for him to emerge as the President of the Senate.
“We are confident that in a special consideration that Senators Elect will ponder in their wisdom and understanding, and will allow Governor Umahi, whose unassuming disposition and track record of accomplishments will assist the APC leadership and President-Elect, Senator Bola Tinubu to curb the activities of Biafra agitators and other secessionist commanders, make obedient core supporters have a rethink and reintegrate Southeast back to the mainstream and douse the political tension in the land.
“Governor Umahi is the best candidate for the position of the Senate President and in the interest of the President-Elect and APC, there should be a concession given to the southeast for the interest of the country.
“Ndigbo begs Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Izunaso to drop their ambitions and rally support for Governor David Umahi as actions are on top gear to bring other senators from other zones especially the North to support him for National peace and Unity”.