Senators-elect from five South-East States said they’ve agreed to pitch their tent with Senator Osita Izunaso for the office of the President of the Senate in the 10th National Assembly.

The Forum described as fake News, reports peddled around that it has endorsed the current Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as their preferred candidate.

The senators-elect disclosed this after a closed-door meeting on Sunday afternoon in Abuja.

They said their choice of Osita Izunaso as their preferred candidate is based on his competence, experience as he remains theost preferred candidate from the South-Eastern region.

With the emergence on the President-elect, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Senator Shettima Ibrahim, equity demands that the Senate President emerges from the South-East.

Senator Osita Izunaso has become the fore-runner in the race to occupy the position of the President of the Senate despite intensified campaigns from Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.