Yari, Kalu, Izunaso Fight Dirty Over Choice For Senate President. •••Kalu May Settle For Deputy Senate President

All appears not to be well in the Camp of Senators Abdulaziz Yari, Orji Kalu and Osita Isunazo, on who to finally support for the office of the Senate President, with Kalu said to be threatening Yari’s supporters with a defection to the camp of the president.

Trouble started when the trio, who are yet to decide on who to position for the office of the President of the10th Senate met last night in a popular hotel (names withheld) outside the outskirts of Abuja to take a final position on who to support.

It was gathered that after heated arguments among the trio and their sponsors, (which include a serving Presiding Officer of the Senate, who has vowed never to toe the path of the President and National Working Committee(NWC) of the party), those who spoke in support of the former Governor of Zamfara State out numbered those who spoke in support of Kalu and Izunaso.

An enraged Kalu was said to have threatened to dump the group for the President’s choices if the group didn’t rescind its decision not to support him for the office, since the party had long zoned the office to the south.

He was said to have brought to the notice of Yari’s sponsors that it would be the height of religious insensitivity on the path of Yari to want to occupy the office the Senate President when the President and his vice are both Muslims.

It was also learnt that after very strong arguments for and against Yari’s ambition, which almost resulted into physical contest, Kalu threatened to walk out of the meeting. Sensing the implications of his walk out and having threatened to dump the group, he was offered the position of the deputy Senate President and Izunaso, chairman of Senate appropriation committee.

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It was not clear if the Kalu and Izunazo accepted the offer. Sources at the meeting confided in our reporter that, “with the way things are going on now in our camp, Kalu might dump the group because of their selfishness and insensitivity to national peace and unity.

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