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9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by HeWrites(m): 5:02pm On Jun 10
Chairman, Senate Committe on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, has endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Igbere TV reports.

Igbere TV reports that Goje, a top contender for the Senate Presidency, had withdrawn from the race following a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.


The endorsement of Kalu, Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, came at a meeting between the two leaders at the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Also at the meeting was Senator Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi State.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, Goje, former Gombe governor, said there was the need to give all region sense of belonging in the Ninth Assembly.

He argued that his move was in the best interest of the country, while calling on lawmakers-elect to queue behind Kalu and elect him as Deputy Senate President on Tuesday, June 11.


He specifically called on former governors at the Senate not to abandon their colleague, Kalu, whom he described as a go-getter.

Goje said, “For the sake of fairness and equity, the APC NWC must look in the direction of the South East for the position of Deputy Senate President, to correct the imbalance in leadership positions.


“The 9th Senate needs a man who could tame and douse ethnic tensions through his dexterous style of leadership. Dr. Orji Kalu has long proven to be the right man for the seat as a former governor of Abia State whose outstanding achievements in the state and beyond speak volumes till date.


“Above all, he (Kalu) is a man of integrity and a passionate leader whose love for the party (APC) and the development of this country is immeasurable going by his antecedents. He has sacrificed enough for our party and deserves the DSP seat.”

I will Emerge Deputy Senate President, Vows Kalu

In a related development, Dr. Orji Kalu has said he would emerge the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate, insisting that he was still very much in the race.

Kalu, who spoke on the backdrop of the purported endorsement of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the APC National Working Committe, said he is not moved by the development, adding that it was the handiwork of some selfish elements in the APC who are self-serving and desperate to cause disharmony among party stakeholders.

The former governor who hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari did not endorse any candidate for the Deputy Senate Presidency, however stressed that as a staunch supporter of Buhari and a loyal and committed member of the APC, he (Kalu) would always abide by the decisions of the President and highly respected members of the NWC.

“I hold the President in high esteem as well as the National Chairman of our great party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and other members of the NWC and as such, I will not disobey any formal pronouncement by them.

“However, I am still in the race to become Deputy Senate President because the President and the NWC have not adopted any candidate and as such the contest is open to all members of the party, who have the capability.

“I have the political dexterity, leadership qualities and goodwill to complement the efforts of the Senate President in actualising the objectives of the legislature to support the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking Nigeria to greater heights.

“Leadership positions in the 9th Senate should be given to people who have the will to support the agenda of the APC while not deviating from the ideals of democracy.

“As I continue to mobilise support for the position of Deputy Senate President, I commend the President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and other stakeholders of the party for their support.

“Come tomorrow by the special grace of God and to the admiration of APC members and Nigerians at large, I will emerge as Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly”, he said.

While appealing to the leadership of the APC to give a level-playing ground for all contenders for the position of Deputy Senate President, who are APC members, Kalu maintained that he is still in the race except otherwise advised by the President or the party’s highest decision-making body.

“Only Lawan and Gbaja Have APC’s Endorsement”, APC Govs Forum Counters Issa-Onilu

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said it only endorsed the candidacy of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, and Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the ninth National Assembly leadership, Igbere TV reports

The governors, under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) made this known to newsmen after its inaugural meeting on Sunday night at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu while countering a statement by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary about alleged adoption of Sen. Omo-Agege by the National Working Committee (NWC) for the position of Deputy senate president said that “the governors would work towards ensuring that only the candidates endorsed by the President and our forum, Lawan and Gbajabiamila will succeeded”.

Bagudu said the governors are of the firm belief that the leadership of the party took the right decision when they opted to support Lawan and Gbajabiamila for the principal offices.

Bagudu also added that the choice of people for other principal positions would be determined in due course.

On the crisis in the party, he said members made comments, but was silent on the position of the governors.

He said the governors were solidly behind the President as the leader of the party and were prepared to work with him to take the nation to the next level.

Among those present at the meeting were governors of Kebbi, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kano, Jigawa, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Gombe, Niger and the Deputy Governors of Borno and Kaduna States.

However, governors of Katsina, Ogun, Ondo and Yobe states were absent and did not send representatives.


Source; http://igberetvnews.com/759326/breaking-9th-nass-goje-endorses-kalu-for-deputy-senate-president-photos/

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by helinues: 5:09pm On Jun 10
Egbere (Dwarf) Tv

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Blessynokoro: 5:21pm On Jun 10
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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Mosesoly(m): 5:53pm On Jun 10
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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by EKITI001: 7:49pm On Jun 10
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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by owesomegene(m): 7:50pm On Jun 10
we hear
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by johnlvis(m): 7:52pm On Jun 10
U don collect ur own ? Even wen u know Kalu cannot emerge .

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by JubrinElSudan: 7:52pm On Jun 10
Abeg oh, we don tire, make dem do inaugurate them already.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by chiedu7: 7:54pm On Jun 10
The South East & South South are relegated to scraps

Let's all accept, we need out of Nigeria

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by festacman(m): 7:56pm On Jun 10
No right thinking senator would vote for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on the ground that he violated the sanctity of the hallowed parliamentary chambers. All over the world, every action has its consequences. Part of the reasons why Nigeria is as it is today is because there is no consequence for stupid actions by taken our public officers and politicians. In Nigeria, people take fatal bullets and still live to celebrate its anniversary. By engaging in that action of lawlessness, Senator Ovie OmoAgege is NOT fit to get near the National Assembly let alone run for a principal position in it. But this is Nigeria.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Chukazu: 7:59pm On Jun 10
Man of integrity?

The word"integrity" don suffer for Nigerian politicians mouth

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by zibya: 8:00pm On Jun 10
chiedu7:
The South East & South South are relegated to scraps

Let's all accept, we need out of Nigeria
It's an internal APC affair which has nothing to do with the broader political spectrum

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by asobo: 8:01pm On Jun 10
One thing is certain tomorrow a BRIGAND can't become the deputy senate president of the 9th assembly.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by WiLdFLame(m): 8:02pm On Jun 10
This igberetv is Kalu media outlet..Goje didn’t endorse Kalu..south south are more politically wise than the south east so therefore nothing for them

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by iammo(m): 8:02pm On Jun 10
grin



Igbere tv working overtime.


Goje only endosed him on how to also clear his name from EFCC about ABIA billions he stole.... Goje has one vote tomorrow
Omo Agege got APC National Working Committee support

Its time for the SouthSouth,
Its time for Delta
Its Time for Urhobo




*See Igbos accussing Omo Agege for defending his unconstitutional suspension by Saraki even when Ndume couldnt say a word to Emperor Saraki

*They accused him of stealing a mace without him even touching the mace
*Yet they support their Son who Didnt steal a Mace but stole billions belonging to his state
*When its time for war its SouthEast/SouthSouth (Asari/Nnamdi Kanu , Ojuckwu/ Ekpenyung) but position sharing its SouthEast





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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by gbishman: 8:04pm On Jun 10
Nigeria we hail, we never learn
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Urchman200: 8:06pm On Jun 10
As igbos has refused to support this government, the government have been the most unpopular government Nigeria ever had.
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Ijawdefender: 8:10pm On Jun 10
Kalu is a good option,better than Omo Agege the mace snatcher.
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by OfficialAPCNig: 8:10pm On Jun 10
Yoruba moslems will wail after Tuesday. Just stay away from sniper.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by BuildingEngr: 8:16pm On Jun 10
Drama unfolds tomorrow at the inauguration..



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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by BuildingEngr: 8:16pm On Jun 10
Drama unfolds tomorrow at the inauguration..



Check my signature
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Patosky4U: 8:20pm On Jun 10
after tomorrow all this noise go stop na

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by rusher14: 8:22pm On Jun 10
festacman:
No right thinking senator would vote for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on the ground that he violated the sanctity of the hallowed parliamentary chambers. All over the world, every action has its consequences. Part of the reasons why Nigeria is as it is today is because there is no consequence for stupid actions by taken our public officers and politicians. In Nigeria, people take fatal bullets and still live to celebrate its anniversary. By engaging in that action of lawlessness, Senator Ovie OmoAgege is NOT fit to get near the National Assembly let alone run for a principal position in it. But this is Nigeria.

Let us even assume it is true that he stole the mace , was his suspension backed by any law?

Wasn't it Saraki acting like the Senate was his fiefdom, not minding the rule of law, suspending a senator who represents a constituency for daring to question him?

He must have thought Omo-Agege was a coward.

Last last O to ge.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by VillagePipu: 8:23pm On Jun 10
helinues:
Egbere (Dwarf) Tv

Egbere (Bushbaby) TV

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by abula112(m): 8:32pm On Jun 10
OfficialAPCNig:
Yoruba moslems will wail after Tuesday. Just stay away from sniper.
i just dey pity all this igbo xtains

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by festacman(m): 8:32pm On Jun 10
rusher14:


Let us even assume it is true that he stole the mace , was his suspension backed by any law?

Wasn't it Saraki acting like the Senate was his fiefdom, not minding the rule of law, suspending a senator who represents a constituency for daring to question him?

He must have thought Omo-Agege was a coward.

Last last O to ge.
It is not about Senator Saraki's style of leadership, it is about Nigerians tolerating and condoning nonsensical excesses of our politicians. The mace incident was not about Nigeria but about personal fight.

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Alzirida(f): 8:36pm On Jun 10
Orji Kalu is a born politician.
Smart and intelligent

He is of class if IBB and Abachas intelligence.


He has the connection than Ovie-OmoAgege.

If proper election is to take place, he will beat Agege hands down

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by EagleSquare1: 8:37pm On Jun 10
Well, let us see democracy at play tomorrow (June 11). Let us just have something to celebrate on Democracy Day - June 12!
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Abouwaza(m): 8:38pm On Jun 10
Thieves
Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by Gforce2019: 8:38pm On Jun 10
Ijawdefender:
Kalu is a good option,better than Omo Agege the mace snatcher.

Kalu is not the best option the party has spoken . All the senators in the chamber has leadership experience. We are talking about candidate whose loyalty can not be compromised. Yamiri people are defeated lion that have the Last breathe to do damage to the ruling party. We are not carried away by his fake loyalty we know their evil intentions

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Re: 9th NASS: Goje Endorses Kalu For Deputy Senate President (photos) by rusher14: 8:44pm On Jun 10
festacman:

It is not about Senator Saraki's style of leadership, it is about Nigerians tolerating and condoning nonsensical excesses of our politicians. The mace incident was not about Nigeria but about personal fight.

And his suspension was an infringement on not only his right but that of an entire senatorial constituency.

No surprise the courts admonished NASS.

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