The Chip Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has stated that he has what it takes to become Nigeria’s president in 2023 if presidency is zoned to the Southeast.
The former governor of Abia State said this while addressing journalists after a plenary session at the National Assembly. This is as he lamented that the South-East region was overdue to produce the next president of the country.
“Has the party zoned the ticket to the South-East? I have said before that there are only two zones that have not been President -the South-East and the North-East. Once it’s zoned to the South-East, I have the capacity and capability to roll out my campaign and rock like a hurricane.
“It’s overdue for an Igboman to become a Nigerian President, I believe the South-East should produce the next President and it’s going to happen,” the Senator said.
He also said that those who were against zoning the presidency to the South-East and North-East were not serious-minded and fair citizens of the country.
“They are not serious. A serious-minded person will like to be fair to Nigeria, to be fair to society and be fair to the atmosphere because this party is not owned by me or by you the press people. It is only APC people that can decide where the party ticket will go. If they zone it to the Southeast, I have all it takes to make a good President,” Kalu said.
Kalu said he would pursue his presidential ambition with politicians from other geopolitical zones of the nation while stating that he would commence nationwide consultation at the right time.
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