The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, says it is his turn to become the Senate President in the 10th National Assembly.
Kalu made this known while answering questions from reporters at the National Assembly.
He urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the seat to his village in Igbere in Abia North Senatorial District.
Kalu, won re-election to represent Abia North in the Red Chamber. The ruling All Progressives Congress maintained a majority in the Senate, having secured 57 seats.
He said, “It is my turn to become the Senate President. If I’m elected Senate President, I will be team Nigeria. I’m going to work in every corner of Nigeria.
“I schooled in Maiduguri, Borno State. I started my business in Lagos and spread it across all state capitals. My first name will be team Nigeria, my last name will be team Nigeria.
“Remember, I’m the only former governor who has never changed phone line for more than 20 years ago. I’m still willing to maintain that telephone number to answer all my calls. I’m not going to switch off my phones because I’m Senate President.
“I’m hoping that Nigerians will pray for me to become Senate President because it’s my turn.”
APC senators eyeing the Senate presidency have been lobbying their colleagues to seek their support.