Mao Ohuabunwa and Orji Uzor Kalu
Ex- lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, Mao Ohuabunwa has opposed Orji Uzor Kalu’s Senate Presidential ambition, stating that he has baggage that needs to be cleared.
In an interview with Channels TV, Ohuabunwa argued that Kalu who is the current member representing Abia North Senatorial District in the red chambers has a pending case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has previously been convicted.
Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June, Kalu, who won his re-election in the February 25 election, has signified interest in running for the seat of President of the Senate. He recently said it is his turn to be Senate President.
However, Ohuabunwa, who hails from the same senatorial district as Kalu said the ex-Abia State Governor is not competent to represent the people.
When asked how he would feel should Kalu emerge as the next Senate President, Ohuabunwa said,
“I will feel terrible because I don’t believe that he is competent to represent the Senate. He has not won the election so I wouldn’t want a Senate President that will be removed tomorrow. He has so much baggage with him. He still has an EFCC case in court, don’t forget that he was convicted. He wasn’t discharged. I am wondering why the EFCC is still holding back on that prosecution.”