Amid the race to pick a new leader for the Senate, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has warned his opponents to stop peddling lies against his person.
Kalu, who is from the south east has been touted among other candidates who are expected to vie for the senate presidency.
According to Daily Post, in a statement issued on Thursday, the former Abia State governor, stated that some individuals have chosen to lies and defamatory statements against him over the position of the Senate Presidency.
The statement reads, “By June 13, the National Assembly would be electing a new leadership to spearhead the affairs of the10th Senate.
“As the race continues to gain the attention of all Nigerians, I implore my dear colleagues who have interest in the Presidency of the senate to focus more on the difference they can make rather than exerting energy on blackmails.
“To progress and succeed as a nation, we must shun hatred, lies and propaganda. People are telling lies against my person; using my name for gossip, buying and selling. Because of position, people have embarked on high level and low level character assassination and defamation of Orji Uzor Kalu.
“We should always remember God’s authority in our lives. We should remember that the life we live is not for ourselves alone but for God and to then accommodate other people”