NASS LEADERSHIP | Orji Kalu Calls For More Intervention From Buhari, Commends PDP Leadership Style
Jun. 07, 2019
A former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has partly blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for some of the stretched out crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kalu commended the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the way and manner the opposition party settle its internal issues.
The senator-elect was reacting to the intervention of the President in the battle between Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume for the position of Senate President.
Scooper reported that immediately after his meeting with Buhari, Goje announced his withdrawal from the race.
Kalu noted that the ruling party would not be experiencing as many internal crises as there are today if the “President occasionally intervenes in this kind of issue.”
He stressed that in the opposition PDP, “there are bigger problems but they intervene and settle the matter.”
Kalu spoke in an interview with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), while on his way to Abuja on Friday.
The former Governor, however, lauded Buhari for prevailing on Senator Goje to step down for Lawan as a candidate for the Senate Presidency.
He also disclosed that 21 PDP Senators have endorsed Ahmed Lawan as a candidate for the Senate Presidency.
Kalu, who is the Senator-elect for Abia North, said, “What they are doing is part of democracy. Democracy must not agree and that is why it is a democracy. Democracy is a collection of all opinions. But we have called on Mr. President based on the way he settled the Goje matter, for us to be able to call them to order.”
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