The statement from the former Governor of Abia State came in response to media reports suggesting that 22…….
By Daniel Ogoza:
Orji Kalu, the Senate Majority Whip of the ninth Senate, has expressed that Godswill Akpabio, the President of the Senate, emerged as the winner of the election in a manner that was characterized by freedom, fairness, and credibility.
The statement from the former Governor of Abia State came in response to media reports suggesting that 22 unnamed Senators from the All Progressives Congress were planning to defect to another opposition party due to their dissatisfaction with the Senate election results.
In a recorded video shared on his verified Facebook account, Kalu stated, “I want to be completely honest with you. The Senate election was conducted with utmost transparency. Senator Akpabio emerged as the victor. The process was free and fair.”
” I congratulate the Clerk of the National Assembly, I congratulate the Clerk and all the Staff of the Senate. You know I cannot lie against my conscience. Akpabio won the election hands down.”
“There was no controversy about who won the election. If there is anything other person wants to say, that is their business. Akpabio, to my conscience, to my seeing and to my honour, won the election and we have since congratulated him,” he stated.
Speaking further, Kalu, who also aspired for the office of the President of the Senate, said, “There are no two Senates in the history of the Senate. There is only one Senate. On June 13, we decided to have one Senate.
“There are no pro and anti-Akpabio Senators. Even Senator Abdulaziz Yari, understands we have to work with Akpabio. He is the Senate President. We have congratulated him and I am using this Sallah period to appeal to our people to come together and work as one Senate,” he declared.