Minister of Labour and Employment in Muhammadu Buhari government, Dr Chris Ngige started campaigning for recently elected Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, from the Southeast geographical zone as the next Senate President.
In an interview, Dr. Ngige who is a former governor of Anambra State, also named Senator Ben Uwajimogu as another senator from the Southeast under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that is fully qualified for the position of Senate President.
“We have those that are ranking now. We have Ben Uwajimogu, he is now a two-term Senator, he is coming back from the ruling party.
“We have Dr Orji Uzor Kalu. Orji Uzor Kalu was a Federal Assembly legislator during the military regime, it’s counted, because it was a National Assembly, so he has got some ranking.
“Therefore, Orji Uzor Kalu is also qualified. Okorocha’s case will be determined before then.
“We now have some senators unlike the last time when we had zero non-party senator coming from the Southeast. There was nobody at all. So, the Southeast should definitely be in the equation, I mean the proportion of Senate presidency.”
Source: Sunday Sun