The Chief Whip of the Senate of the Nigerian National Assembly, Senator Orji Kalu, 0n Tuesday, vowed to resist pressures to step down, insisting that he must contest for the senate president of the 10th National Assembly.
The former Abia State governor insisted that it is his turn to be the senate president of Nigeria.
Kalu, in a media interaction on Tuesday at the National Assembly, emphasized that talks are at an advanced stage between him and former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on contesting for the Senate Presidency on a joint ticket.
The Senate Chief Whip, therefore, declared: “It is my turn to become the Senate President. If I’m elected Senate President, I will be Team Nigeria. I’m going to work in every corner of Nigeria.
“I schooled in Maiduguri, Borno State. I started my business in Lagos and spread it across all state capitals. My first name will be Team Nigeria, and my last name will be Team Nigeria.
“I’m hoping that Nigerians will pray for me to become Senate President because it’s my turn.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, in their zoning agreement, nominated Godswill Akpabio from the south-south for the senate president.