The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has said a Southeaster won’t get the Senate President position because his people did not vote for the party.
Concise News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC did not win any state in the South-East during the election this year.
Instead, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all states in the region.
A chieftain of the APC in the southeast Orji Kalu has said unless the party makes him the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate, he will fight to become the Senate President.
Speaking on the issue, Nabena said nobody was stopping Kalu from contesting for the position of Senate President.
He, however, said he would not win the contest, because the Southeasters put all their eggs in one basket by rejecting Buhari.
“That shouldn’t be a problem. He can contest for the position of Senate President. But the issue is, can he win? Nobody is stopping him from contesting,” he told Daily Trust.
“Igbo people always play themselves out. So, Kalu cannot blame APC.
“He should blame his own people from the Southeast. He should blame them because they don’t know how to play politics.
“They play politics like a one-way thing. They all voted for Atiku in the presidential election. So, now that Atiku lost, who will help people like Orji Kalu? 99.9 percent of them followed Atiku.
“So, what is Kalu crying for? 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. If this one didn’t work, the other can work.
“So, Orji Uzor Kalu must go back to his people and educate them 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.”