Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/114 views /nigeria Senate: Group endorses Lawan, Orji Kalushare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel FILE PHOTO: Dr Ahmed Lawan and Dr Orji Uzor Kalu The Igbo Youth Intelligential (IYI), the umbrella group of enterprising youths of Igbo extraction at home and in the Diaspora, has endorsed the candidature of Dr Ahmed Lawan and Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, for the posts of President of Senate and Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly respectively. The group disclosed this in a statement signed by the National President Mr Chinedu Onyeizu. “We support of Sen. Ahmed Lawan and Dr Orji Uzor Kalu’s candidacy in upcoming Senate leadership election on account of their numerous contributions in the development of the youth of this country. Loading… “They are a strong voice in the advocacy of youth empowerment and leadership and we believe that they will use their positions as President and Deputy Senate President respectively to advance a review of policies stifling youth participation in politics in Nigeria,” the group said. ALSO READ New Emirs appointed before court order – GandujeThe group noted that both senators had a lot in common that stood them out as the best candidates to occupy the two exalted positions in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. According to the group, Sen. Lawan has the requisite experience in parliamentary procedures since 1999 when he was first elected into House of Representatives. “Dr Kalu on his part is also an experience legislator and administrator of repute and we believe that combination of the two statesmen will guarantee a better parliamentary support to the development of the youth of this country,” the statement quoted Onyeizu as saying. The group further noted that both candidates took the issue of education of the youth seriously because of their firm belief that empowerment of the youth must necessarily take its root in developing their minds. ALSO READ Wasteful Bayern stumble in title race, Dortmund winLawan, the group said was committed to infrastructural development as bedrock for emergence of economic development of the county and had won the best Senator for Effective Oversight Award conferred on him by the Nigeria Union of Journalists. “Dr Kalu popularly known among the youths as OUK had spent his time and resources in mentoring the youth on how to be agents of positive change in the country through sponsorship of annual national youth forum. “We see in him as a bridge builder, a leader with Pan-Nigerian sentiment, and the best replacement for the out-going Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu,” Onyeizu added. The group reiterated that Nigeria needed leaders in the mould of Kalu at the national assembly to facilitate positive engagement of the youth in the decision making process of the country through quality contributions on the floor of the Senate. ALSO READ I ran mad after wearing pants my boyfriend bought for me, victim narrates ordeal | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsThey noted that as governor of Abia, Kalu demonstrated that education was the bedrock of moulding great minds in the society when he declared free primary and secondary education in the state while paying bursary to indigenes of the state at tertiary education level. The Group said that Kalu reinvigorated the enterprising spirit of Abia youths adding that he also challenged and harnessed the abundance of talents of the youth in the area through football. “We need an action, passionate, and committed leader like OUK in our key positions in government to break away quickly from pre-historic sentiments that have chained the country from attaining greatness.” Share this: Related Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleDavido’s Chioma Fire Troll Over Alleged Pregnancy Reportnext articleThese Fertility Clinics In Lagos Pays N50k For Sperm Donors – Doctor says — Aba City BlogRelated PostsNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Court frees Nigerian blogger accused of publishing defamatory claims against Akpabio – Premium Times NigeriaNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patientsPlease let’s rest for a while, PDP, Ashiru beg Tribunal in KadunaOur scorecard, by NIPP – The Nation NewspaperMAPOLY students at the mercy of thieves – The Nation NewspaperOsinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Ovia make case for smart technology adoption – The Nation NewspaperDMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond – The Nation NewspaperARCON advises OAU on architecture – The Nation NewspaperGlo urges female students on ICT careers – The Nation NewspaperInsurers need $725m to meet recap order – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! 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