The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declined the request that the Deputy Senate President position should be zoned to South East.
The rejection came after the party claimed that former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and his colleagues from South East voted for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 23 presidential elections.
In reaction to first time senator, Kalu’s argument that for fairness sake, the party should zone Deputy Senate President Position to South East, the deputy national publicity secretary, of APC, Yekini Nabena, said the Igbo people have no reason to be demanding for the position, after rejecting Buhari.
Reacting to Kanu who vowed to be disobedient to his party APC, to contest and lobby for the position if the party decides to zone the position to another zone, Nabena, in an interview said Kalu “can contest for the position of Senate President, but the issue is, can he win?
“Nobody is stopping him from contesting, Igbo people always play themselves out. So, Kalu should blame rather his own people from the South-East because they don’t know how to play politics.” He added
“He should go back to his people and educate them on how politics is played especially at the national level. They should play 50-50 because he himself is not worthy to be Senate President or Deputy Senate President. So, if he wants to contest, he can do so. Nobody is stopping him. But I know that he cannot win.”