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JUST IN : Osibanjo's aide reveals top secret about Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu

Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, Senate Chief Whip

Philip Obin, Technical Aide (New Media) office of the Vice President has revealed that before he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and deployed to the Vice President's Office, the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu appointed him as one of his aides even when he is not from his constituency or state.

Obin, a Cross River indigene from Biase local government area took to his Facebook wall (@Philip Obin) to revealed this secret.

Describing Kalu who is representating Abia Northern Senatorial District as a detribalized Nigerian, Obin said that even when some members of his constituency protested against him appointment, he insisted that the appointment was not on the basis of where he comes from but what he can offer.

Thanking Kalu for the support and opportunity to serve, Obin said that the Senate Chief Whip is a Politician that many other Nigerian Politicians should learn from in other to live peacefully with one another and to develop the country.
Philip Obin with Orji Uzor Kalu
According to him "I want to seize this opportunity to say a very big thank you to my Boss, Senator (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia state for his support over the years.

Before my appointment as Technical Assistant (New Media), Office of the Vice President, Senator Kalu already appointed me a legislative aide in his capacity as a principal officer (Chief Whip) of the Nigerian Senate.

I had to resign the appointment for the 'presidential offer', after returning to him for deliberation on the new offer. He gladly encouraged me to take the presidential offer, while assuring me of his continuous support".

The Vice Presidential aide eulogized him as "a detribalised Nigerian leader who most other politicians should learn from. I am not his constituent or an indigene of Abia state, yet he went ahead to appoint me, even amidst protests by his constituents not to give out their slots to an outsider".. 

Continuing, he said that "Senator Kalu was able to defeat their argument, though, as he subtly explained to his people that he was appointing me based on my demonstration of loyalty, capacity and competence in what I do - digital media, having followed closely and known me for years".

The APC Chieftain added that Kalu went ahead to explain to his constituents that one of the things that has kept Nigeria where she is today is because people bring in sentiments into everything, including very critical and sensitive things. 

While expressing excitement for their time together and pledging to always support the Senator, Obin quoted Kalu as encouraging other Nigerian leaders to learn to engage people based on competence, experience and character and not just because they belong to their families, states, tribe or religion".
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