Senator-elect, Orji Uzor Kalu has declared his intention to run for the seat of the Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.
The former Abia State governor stated this on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to Brussels, Belgium.
He revealed that the zoning of the Senate President to the Northeast by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made him not to contest for the seat and has decided to concentrate on the Deputy Senate President, which he believed would be zone to the Southeast.
“Well, I am a very loyal party member. The party has zoned the Senate President to the North East and I am bound to respect the party’s will. Therefore, the second position, which is the Deputy-Senate President, is what we are not going to allow the party to decide.
“Therefore, I am going to run for the Deputy Senate President. As far as I am concerned, I am going to run openly on the floor of the House for the Deputy Senate President. I am not going to listen to the party, neither will I listen to anybody. Nobody going to be the Deputy Senate President is more loyal than I am to the party. I have suffered for the party, and I want the party to respect the will of every other person and the fact that I am committed to democracy.