A file photo of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has said that about nine candidates in the 2023 presidential race at the moment, are ready to step down for Senate President Ahmed Lawan.
Kalu disclosed this on Monday while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“I want to tell you, I have spoken to nine candidates running for president, and they are ready, already discussing to step down for Ahmed Lawan,” the lawmaker stated.
Adding that he has told them to come with him and meet with the Senate President and negotiate face to face.
While refusing to list the names of the candidates in question, Kalu said he is certain that the individuals are ready to quit the race for Senator Lawan.
Kalu who is also Chief Whip of the the Senate, further noted that he cannot tell what the negotiations and demands of the other candidates will be when they meet with Lawan, he, however, quashed the suggestion that the Senate President will refund each individual the 100 million naira which they paid to obtain their nomination forms.
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