By Jon Egie


Hon Jerry Uloho addressing members of the group during the meeting.

Ahead of the June 8 date for the constitution of the leadership of the national assembly, Urhobo Political Group (UPG), a pressure group of the APC has endorsed His Excellency, Senator Orji Kalu for election as the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The endorsement was done through a unanimous voice vote by members of the group during a meeting held at the Owumi Guest House, Ughelli; Wednesday, May 29.

Addressing a mammoth crowd of members of the group, the groups Coordinator, Hon Jerry Uloho described Senator Orji Kalu as a man of integrity whose track record as governor of Abia state was enviable and without blemish.

He said electing Senator Orji Kalu as the Deputy Senate President would add candour to the image of Nigeria that is presently in a near obscure level.

As an industrialist who has made much input in the economy of the country, the group said Orji Kalu as DSP would be a plus to the second term of President Buhari in his attempt to salvaging Nigeria economy and the fight against corruption.

“Orji Kalu is cool headed and a personality whose character is not in doubt. We are not comfortable with having a rascal and controversial figure that would rubbish the image of the Senate and the nation at large in the eyes of the global community.

“If Orji Kalu becomes the DSP everybody will sleep, heavens will not destroy heavens. His promotion will not be a punishment to fellow Nigerians and with Orji Kalu, not only the South-South and South-East but the entire nation would be comfortable. “He said and urged all senators to give Orji Kalu the needed support to emerge as the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate of the FRN.

Earlier, the group in a prayer session petitioned God to intervene in their cause and arrest the thief who is running away with their pot of soup.