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What my emergence as deputy speaker holds for South-East youths – Kalu

.Benjamin Kalu

‘I can assure you that we are bringing South-East to the centre’

The lawmaker reprenting Abia North in House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia), and the spokesperson of the House of Representatives, has assured that his emergence as the deputy speaker of the 10th National Assembly would make South-East youth believe in the Nigerian project.

Kalu, who was on May 8 announced as the consensus deputy speaker of the 10th national assembly by the National Working Committee of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the assurance in a statement made available to NAN in Abuja on Wednesday.

He promised that the youths on the streets of the South East, who were agitating would see a fellow youth piloting the affairs of the nation in this capacity.

According to him, “they will see us display excellence and that will encourage them to believe more in Nigeria which is what the younger South easterners are looking for.

“I can assure you that we are bringing South-East to the centre. We are going to use it and bring our brothers who are agitating to the centre so our administration will be based on inclusiveness.”

He said contrary to insinuation, the coming 10th assembly would not be a rubber stamp, adding that the principle of separation of powers would be respected.

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He said that the legislative arm of government would not be confrontational as some would want but partner to ensure the dividends of democracy are delivered across the country.

Kalu, however, promised to revisit the gender bill in the 10th assembly.

 (NAN)

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