A group of respected South-East professionals and technocrats under the aegis of South East Progressive Minds (SEPM), has backed the current Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu for President of the 10th Senate.
The group in a letter of comfort, felicitation and support signed by Chief Comrade Iruke J. D. M (Convener) and Sir David Nwokocha ( Co-Convener) on Wednesday in Abuja, expressed confidence in Kalu’s leadership qualities, dexterity and experience to pilot the affairs of the Senate leadership.
The group applauded Kalu for being a detribalised Nigerian with the requisite experience, exposure, and trait needed to steer the ship of the 10th Senate.
The statement said: “Most respectfully, Your Esteemed Distinguished Excellency; the Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, MON; we wish to join millions of Nigerians and those in the Diaspora; to commiserate with you first and foremost on the demise of your cherished wife and pray for God’s comfort on you and your entire family.
“The South East Progressives Minds is a support group made up of seasoned technocrats and administrators totally out for the success of your bid to become the 10th President of the Nigeria Senate. The group strongly believe in your leadership qualities as a detribalized Nigeria with the requisite experience, exposure and trait needed to steer the ship of the 10th Senate at this time that the unity of the Nigerian State looks up to a unifier, which you represent.
“As part of our effort towards your enthronement as the next Senate President; we have sent out Press Statements through known media (Radio Announcement, Newspaper and Social Media) detailing our support why you deserve to be the 10th Senate President of the National Assembly (find attached copies).
“As a progressive minded group with a foresight of thinking ahead, may we also use this opportunity to bring to your attention the need for you Sir, to reorganize, reconstitute and reinvigorate the All Progressives Congress (APC Party in Abia State as its undeniable leader. We are available to bring back together your loyal men, who worked and dedicated themselves to your ideals and ideas of progressive leadership, in building a formidable home front for your future aspirations.
“Even as we celebrate and congratulate you for turning 63 years old recently, we want to wish your Excellency an assured advance double congratulations on your elevation as the 10* President of the Nigeria Senate and Leader of the APC in the South East geopolitical zone.
“While we await an opportune time to visit and interact with your Excellency on the way forward; do accept our sincere best wishes and utmost assurances and prayer of good success towards the achievement of your present goal.”