Okey Sampson, Aba
An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant during the 2018 primaries, Chief Friday Nwosu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, for their victories at the presidential and National Assembly polls. He also made a case for the South East to produce the Senate president when the national assembly is inaugurated in June.
Speaking in Aba, Abia State, Nwosu said he was not surprised that Buhari won the presidential election, stressing that what the president achieved in just four years in office, could not be achieved in 16 years the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.
He said Buhari has demonstrated a lot of zeal, love and patriotism, in the past four years, stating that it was good the president be allowed to finish what he started.
He said: “President Buhari loves this country and means well for the people; this he has shown in so many ways, and it is, therefore, not surprising that the people have given him another mandate to continue the good things he is doing.
“Some people are saying there is hardship in the land, presently, but, I can tell you Buhari was not the cause; he inherited it, and I’m happy he is working assiduously for Nigeria to get over it.”
Nwosu said he is optimistic that the next four years of the Buhari administration will bring a lot of good changes to the country, and urged all to support the president to move the country forward.
He equally commended Kalu for winning the Abia North senatorial district election against all odds.
The APC chieftain said Kalu’s landslide victory, this time around, has proved that he won his opponent in previous polls, but denied victory as a result of manipulations.
He said with the mandate given Kalu to represent Abia North, the area would see the light that had been denied it over the years, stressing that Kalu as a go-getter, will not allow his people to lack dividends of democracy.
“I know Kalu well, and I know what he can do. His going to the senate will be of immense benefit to the people of Abia North, Abia State and Nigeria as a whole.”
Meanwhile, Nwosu has made case for the South East geopolitical zone to produce the senate president when the 9th National Assembly will be inaugurated in June.
He said but for non election of anybody from the South East, on the platform of APC into the senate in 2015, the zone could have produced the senate president.
Nwosu said now that the zone has not only produced APC senators, but, also, went ahead to give the ruling party over 25 percent votes in three out of the five states from the area, it would be politically wise to zone the senate president position to the South East.
“As it stands now, the president is from the North, his vice, from the South West; it is, therefore, politically expedient that the senate president position should go to the South East.”