James Chukwu, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has named former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu as chief whip the Senate while Yahaya Abdullahi was named his deputy.
The emergence of Kalu and other lawmakers, followed weeks of meetings and negotiations among leaders of APC in Abuja.
Kalu’s emergence has obvious significance which points that though the marginalization of South East in Nigeria, with united efforts, the people can have their place in Nigeria’s political equation.
It is on record that senator Kalu expressed interest publicly for two top offices in the ninth senate (Senate president and deputy senate president) which should be a deserve of the South East if fairplay was followed. That he was denied the privilege did not deter him or recline him to cry in regret as has been the thing of Igbo but he persisted to this height.
There is more to be expected in Kalu for Igbo and Nigeria at large.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a forthright ago, named its own leaders, with Enyinnaya Abaribe emerging as minority leader.