- A Facebook post that Senator Orji Kalu has described as fake news was recently credited to him
- The post said that the Senate chief whip is angry over the APC's refusal to give him the vice-presidential ticket
- According to the report, Kalu was lamenting that his effort to make Nigeria united did not pay off in this regard
There are unconfirmed claims that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned down Senator Orji Uzor Kalu's request for the vice-presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 elections.
The report which is viral online, especially on Facebook, has it that the Senate's chief whip was wailing over the ruling party's refusal to give him the ticket despite his many contributions to Nigeria's unity.
However, the former Abia governor who reacted to the allegation via his Facebook page on Wednesday, March 23, described it as fake news which should be disregarded.
The post was made by one lady with the name Lydia Mikachi and reposted by another Facebook user, Dave Okechukwu.
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See Kalu's reaction below:
2023: Group holds rally, endorses Orji Uzor Kalu for president
The group expressed confidence that it will be easier for the APC to win the presidential election if Senator Kalu emerges as the party’s standard-bearer in the 2023 presidential election.
Ndukwe, a two-time local government chairman of Oshimili North local government area of Delta state, said:
“Orji Uzor Kalu is young, experienced and a dynamic southerner with the capacity we all yearn for.”
2023: Twitter users react to Orji Kalu's presidential ambition
Some Twitter users have reacted to the decision by some groups to support Kalu's presidential ambition.
Enyinna Okike wrote:
“Peter Obi is the first politician I've seen that people are actually asking to run for office. Not the ones that organize jobbers to ask them to run, like Yahaya Bello and Orji Uzor Kalu.”
Ogemdi Udegbunam wrote:
“We have Pius Anyim, we have Peter Obi, we have Orji Uzor Kalu, we have Kingsley Muoghalu, all of them are qualified to be the Nigerian president, any one of them that shows seriousness is who I will support.”