2023: Ahmad Lawan Thanks Orji Kalu For Withdrawing From Presidential Race For Him
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has thanked the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, for stepping down for him to pursue his presidential ambition.
Ahmad Lawan Hails Orji Kalu
KanyiDaily recalls that Kalu had withdrawn from the race and declared his support to Lawan for the presidential ticket on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
While announcing a roll call of Senators who are aspiring for the APC presidential ticket on Tuesday, Lawan commended Kalu, describing him as a statesman for withdrawing from the presidential race for him.
According to him, those who have purchased the N100 million APC presidential nomination form, are Senator Ibikunle Amosu representing Ogun Central Senatorial District; Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice, representing Ondo North Senatorial District, and himself representing Yobe North Senatorial District.
He said: “The first person to buy presidential nomination form is Senator Ibikunle.Amosu; the next is the distinguished deputy Senate leader, Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice.
“Also I got the nod and I have shown my interest to contest for the Office of the President of our great country on the platform of our great party, the APC.
“So the Senate contingent is a formidable one and by the grace of the Almighty God the aspirants for the All Progressives Congress and maybe the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well will make headway.
“The Chief Whip, who is also an aspirant, has stepped down to support my aspiration. So the Chief Whip of the Federation, I will thank you for what you have done for being a statesman.
“All our colleagues who are contesting for the governorship in their various states, we wish all of them the best of luck and those who want to come back to the Senate, we also wish them the best of luck.”
KanyiDaily recalls that a group called the ‘National Stability Project’ purchased the N100 million APC presidential forms and presented them to Ahmad Lawan on Monday.