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National Youths Endorse Orji Kalu As Deputy Senate President

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…Says He’s a detribalised Nigerian, Hope of Nigerian Youths

Akin Olayemi

The National Youth Orientation Association, an umbrella body of youths in Nigeria and diaspora,has appealed to Senators-elect in the 9th National Assembly to consider former Abia State Governor and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu for the position of Deputy Senate President in the 9th Senate as it said Dr Orji Kalu represents the hopes of Nigerian youths.

This stance was expressed in a press statement signed by the Association and made available to
Advancing reasons for the choice of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu as Deputy Senate President, the group said under the 8th NASS, the country witnessed series of national embarrassment.

It said “The 8th NASS was the height of national embarrassment in the country. From booing the President, padding of budget, delay in budget approval, legislature – executives face off to stealing of Mace, for us, this is very unfair to the country and we, the youths watched helplessly.

However it spurred us to go to our various constituency to elect credible candidates for the 9th Assembly because we cannot afford to make the same mistake twice. Therefore, the youths needs to be considered in the scheme of things. And DR ORJI UZOR KALU, we believe is the hope of the Nigerian youths.”

The statement stated further that Dr Orji Kalu is a detribalised Nigeria who has the love of his country at heart.
It said, “Away from ethnic and tribal considerations Dr Kalu merits it, he is an Archive per excellence. He has helped youths from across the country through his foundation and through Sports. At age of 26 , he received the National Merit Award of Member of the Order of Niger (MON) – the youngest person to have received that award in Nigeria. And at a youthful age of 39 years he became the Governor of Abia State. Prior to this, at 33 years he was the chairman of First International Bank Limited and all member of the House of Representatives. He was also the Board Chairman of Borno State Water Board and Chairman of Cooperative and Commerce Bank all in his early 30s.
Even at 59 years he’s still a youth at heart because he is an ardent lover of football and he’s the Pillar of Sports in Africa. These are some of the reasons the Nigeria Youth Orientation Associations wish to appeal to our Senators to please do the youths a favour and give Nigeria Orji Uzor Kalu as Deputy Senate President.”

The National Youth Orientation Association is a body of concerned progressive likeminded Nigerian youths at home and abroad seeking ways to better Nigeria for all Nigerians, young and old. Our core values that serve as our driving force are transparency, accountability, integrity, absolute loyalty and commitment to Nigeria and Nigerians.

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