Senate leadership: Stop blackmailing me – Orji Kalu warns colleagues


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The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that he is the target of character assassination in the race for leadership positions in the 10th Senate.

Kalu stated this in a statement he personally signed on Thursday.

The Abia North senator-elect said those interested in seeking leadership positions in the 10th Senate should focus on how they will make impact rather than exerting energy on blackmailing him.

Kalu is touted as a strong candidate for the role of Senate President in the new administration, as the incumbent Ahmad Lawan is expected to be overlooked since the incoming Vice President hails from the same North East geopolitical zone.

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“By June 13, the National Assembly would be electing a new leadership to spearhead the affairs of the 10th Senate.

“As the race continues to gain the attention of all Nigerians, I implore my dear colleagues who have interest in the Presidency of the senate to focus more on the difference they can make rather than exerting energy on blackmails.

“To progress and succeed as a nation, we must shun hatred, lies and propaganda. People are telling lies against my person; using my name for gossip buying and selling. Because of position, people have embarked on high level  and low level character assassination and defamation of Orji Uzor Kalu.

“We should always remember God’s authority in our lives. We should remember that the life we live is not for ourselves alone but for God and to then accommodate other people.

“We should remember that any wealth, power, or strength we have originated from God. Any gift or talent we have – the same is true (James 1:17; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11). Even our ability to give generously comes from God (Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Corinthians 9:10-11).

“Everything we have, and everything else that exists, is all His. When we know and embrace this, we would be better people with better minds,” Kalu said.


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