Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Backs Out Of Presidential Race
Former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu has shelved his presidential ambition, noting that he would focus his attention on returning to the Senate.
The senator had earlier indicated interest to run for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a proviso that the ruling party zones it to the South East.
Kalu acknowledged in a statement on Tuesday that the situation in Nigeria is that without the support of other regions, it would amount to a shadow chasing for a South Easterner to be President.
“This is the reason I have been in the frontline of the call that the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should zone their presidential tickets to the South East as they did for the South West in 1999.
“In the absence of this zoning, I shall return to the Senate and stay away from the presidential contest. The reality is that the North is more advantageous to win elections in this democratic setting.”
Source: The Guardian
ENDSARS: Panel Orders Immediate Arrest Of Top Police Commissioner
On Monday, April 25, the independent investigation panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, issued a warrant of arrest on the commissioner of police in charge of legal services at the Force Headquarters, CP Ochogwu.
The arrest order is in respect of the alleged enforced disappearance and unlawful arrest and detention of one John Emeka Alozie by the Force since June 25, 2017.
The deputy director public affairs, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed on Tuesday, April 26, made this disclosure through a statement, Channels TV reports.
The police commissioner was on several occasions ordered to appear before the panel with Mr Alozie’s case file, but he had so far refused to honour the summons.
The CP was on several occasions ordered to appear before the panel with Alozie’s case file but he had so far refused to honour the summons, The Punch added.
According to the statement, the panel’s chairman, Justice Suleiman Galadima (retd.), who issued the arrest warrant, described Ochogwu’s attitude as unbecoming of a lawyer and police officer.