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
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.
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.
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.”