Kalu Backs Senate President’s Presidential Ambition 

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has reiterated his support for the presidential ambition of Senate President Ahmed Lawan, stating that he is ready to be a “sweeper” at the Presidential Villa if the dream becomes a reality. 

The Senate Chief Whip said this on Monday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to the former Abia State governor, “With Ahmed Lawan, I am ready to be the sweeper of the place (Aso Rock). I don’t need to have a position if Ahmed Lawan is the president.” 

“I can sweep the Villa; my house is very close to the Villa. I can be the sweeper of the Villa; it is just a stone’s throw. I am not joking.”

He also noted that Lawan’s ambition is gaining more support as some candidates are ready to step down for the Senate President.

“I want to tell you, I have spoken to nine candidates running for president, and they are ready, already discussing to step down for Ahmed Lawan,” the lawmaker stated.

Kalu stated further that Nigeria needs strong leadership, and Lawan is the one that can give the country such.

“I have known him 41 years ago,” the Senator said. “We were roommates at the university. He is strong enough to give the Nigerian people what they are looking for.”

He noted that Lawan had played a vital role in stabilising the nation’s parliament. As the lawmakers have passed several bills under his leadership, a development Kalu notes will be replicated at the Presidential level if Lawan wins.

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