2023: Wait for another time, Orji Uzor Kalu tells Ndigbo.
Senator Kalu Reveals Final Position on Igbo Presidency, Sends Strong Message to Southeast Politicians.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that it will be difficult for any Igbo to win the presidency without zoning the seat to the South East.
Kalu, in a chat with reporters at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja on Tuesday, September 20, said the presidency is not a regional issue and could only be won with the support of other geo-political zones, Daily Trust reported.
Kalu tells Igbos to wait for another time He, therefore, urged his fellow politicians from the South East eyeing the highest office to wait for another time when major political parties would agree to zone the ticket to the region.
He also enjoined the Southeast to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections, adding that the region would be the biggest beneficiaries of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidency. Kalu said:
“Presidency is not a regional issue. I asked the political parties to zone the presidency to the South East. When they didn’t do that, and since presidency is not a regional issue, I had to withdraw.”
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu says the southeast cannot produce a president without the support of other regions.
He disclosed that it is difficult for any Igbo to win the presidency without the seat being zoned to the southeast region.
“For me, we will wait for another time and see how all Nigerians will agree to zone the presidency to the Igboland. But for now, our presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Kalu Added.