Forget restructuring, 2023 presidency, Senator Orji Kalu tells Igbo

Forget restructuring, 2023 presidency, Senator Orji Kalu tells Igbo

- Prominent APC senator Orji Kalu has made a fresh statement regarding the southeast's agitations to produce Nigeria's president in 2023

- Kalu, in a surprise twist of event, allegedly asked the southeast to forget the agitations for 2023 presidency and restructuring

- The APC chieftain who is also from the southeast said leaders from the region had rejected his earlier bid to work for the Igbo presidency while they prioritised restructuring

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A report by The Guardian indicates that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has urged the people of the southeast region to forget their agitations for restructuring of the country and the quest for the presidency in 2023.

According to the newspaper, Kalu who is a former governor of Abia state made this known in Umuahia, the state capital, when he paid a condolence visit to a state lawmaker, Chukwudi Apugo, who lost his mother recently.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain reportedly lampooned Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, for allegedly rejecting his proposal to work for the emergence of a president of Igbo extraction.

Orji Kalu tells Igbo to forget restructuring, 2023 presidency
Forget restructuring, 2023 presidency, Senator Orji Kalu tells Igbo. Photo credit: Orji Uzor Kalu
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Kalu claimed that instead of supporting him, the Igbo association kept dissipating its energy on restructuring.

The APC leader, however, said that at the right time, Ndigbo would get their fair share in Nigeria with one of their own as president of the country.

In another report, Sahabi Danladi Mahuta, a prominent APC chieftain in Kebbi state, has said it is ideal to zone the 2023 presidency to the south.

Mahuta, however, noted that once it is agreed that power should return to the south, the religious factor will also come into play.

The APC chieftain, therefore, stated that if the south produces a Christian presidential candidate, the north will produce a Muslim running mate to the candidate.

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Similarly, earlier reported that the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, advised the leadership of the ruling APC to respect and honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party for zoning to take place.

Fashola reiterated there was an agreement on zoning, which should be honoured in the next general elections.

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