- Senator Orji Kalu has been urged to contest for the 2023 presidency and succeed President Muhammadu Buhari
- A coalition of northern Nigerian youths under the aegis of CNNY made this call as the conversations on 2023 hit the fast lane
- The coalition, in a statement, said they believe in the personality and leadership style of the former Abia State governor
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Coalition of Northern Nigerian Youth (CNNY) has lifted the lids on why they want former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, to be Nigeria's next president by 2023.
The conversation on President Muhammadu Buhari's successor has been brought closer with just three years to the expiration of his tenure, leaving the contest open to the southern zone.
Notable personalities including All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have been tipped to take the mantle of leadership responsibility from Buhari in 2023.
But in an interesting turn, CNNY said it would be drumming for the presidency from the southeast with Kalu, a serving Abia North senator, taking the central office.
The group made this known on Thursday, October 1, in a statement released by its president Zarewa Salisu Sageer, national secretary, Abu Bature Dandume, and the regional coordinators of the group, Vanguard reports.
Part of the statement read:
"Out of our curiosity and positive thought, it has become absolutely imperative to write and urge his Excellency, the former Governor of Abia State and the current Chief Whip of the Senate, Distinguished Senator (Dr.) Orj Uzor Kalu to contest for the 2023 Presidential election as we believe that, he has the leadership acumen, capacity, dexterity and contacts to govern a complex nation like Nigeria.
“We believe that his personality, foresight, leadership style and experience will bring lots of development and prosperity to millions of Nigerians.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kalu was urged to throw the hat into the ring for the 2023 presidency as the conversation over who succeeds President Buhari heightens towards the climax.
The plea was demonstrated in a peaceful procession held by the Indigenes of Alor community in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State.
The peaceful protesters, who held various placards bearing different inscriptions, staged a solidarity walk to the palace of the traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe MacAnthony Elibe Okonkwo, urging Nigerians to support southeast for the 2023 project.
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