2023: Kalu Reveals Final Position on Igbo Presidency, Sends Strong Message to Southeast Politicians

2023: Kalu Reveals Final Position on Igbo Presidency, Sends Strong Message to Southeast Politicians

  • The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu has sent a strong message to Igbos regarding the southeast presidency
  • A few months before the 2023 general elections, the former governor of Abia state urged the Igbos to wait for their time
  • The senate chief whip urged southeast politicians eyeing the nation's most exalted seat to exercise patience until the president is zoned to the region by political parties after 2023 polls

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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.

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu urged Igbos to vote for Bola Tinubu and the APC in 2023, noting it is not their turn to rule the country. Photo credit: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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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.

Kalu canvasses vote for Tinubu, APC ahead of 2023 polls

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.

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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.”

Nigerians react

As usual, Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and shared their opinion on the Senator's statement.

Victor Mbadiugha said

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"One of so called elders has spoken."

Ngozi Obioha wrote

"Can you imagine, support your candidate and stop disgracing yourself,you only have one vote."

Uche Ig queried

"Who and who are the "our", in that sentence? Ndi ala."

Emmanuel Arupuo revealed

"Funny enough he Only has one vote to cast "

Dauda A Kachallah maintained

"They will not wait, this is their right time, Hausa fail us, Yoruba fail us, PDP fail us, APC over fail us. We are going for Peter Obi Labour Party 2023."

Ekweme Phamous said

"This man refuse to belive that peter obi is the man for the job come 2023."

David Tex Ekeh urged

"That is your presidential candidate not us speak for yourself."

Heart touching moments Tinubu prostrates to greet Orji Kalu's mother

Meanwhile, a video captured the moment the presidential candidate Asiwaju of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu prostrated to greet the mother of Senator Orji Kalu on Sunday, September 18.

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited the home of the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu to meet with his mother, Eunice Uzor Kalu.

Tinubu was in company of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, during the visit.

Trouble for Atiku as some PDP governors are accused of working for Tinubu

Meanwhile, there are strong indications that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, may be a beneficiary of the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as some PDP governors and leaders are said to have pledged to work for him in the 2023 presidential election.

It will be recalled that the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State have been in a frosty relationship over demands to remove the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

Also, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Olabode George, among others, have called for Ayu’s removal.

Source: Legit.ng

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