2023: ‘It’s overdue for an Igboman to become Nigeria president – Senator Kalu

NEWS DIGEST – Amid the zoning of the presidential ticket, the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has said ‘it is overdue for an Igboman to become Nigeria president’.

The lawmaker said this on Wednesday while speaking with the Senate Press Corps at the National Assembly complex Abuja.

Kalu said it is only APC people that can decide the region where the presidential ticket would be zoned to. The lawmaker, however boosted that he has all it takes to become a good president.

He said “This is not the first time I’m going to see the President. People usually go in the afternoon but I went in the night to avoid the press.

“I go there regularly. It’s a family affair and I went there to discuss national issues with regards to security, well being of our country and the issue of the electoral law and the discussion was very fruitful.

“Has the party zoned the ticket to the Southeast?. I have said before that there are only two zones that have not been President, the Southeast and the Northeast. Once it’s zoned to the Southeast I have the capacity and the capability I will roll out my campaign and rock like a hurricane”.

Kalu added that he believes the Southeast region should produce the president during the 2023 general elections.

“It’s overdue for an Igboman to become a Nigerian President, I believe the Southeast should produce the next President and it is going to happen.

“They are not serious. A serious-minded person will like to be fair to Nigeria, to be fair to society and be fair to the atmosphere because this party is not owned by me or by you the press people. It is only APC people that can decide where the party ticket will go to, if they zone it to the Southeast I have all it takes to make a good President”.