BY GBENGA OLARINOYE,
OSOGBO – Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday declared that the Igbo will not compromise for any other position other than the post of the President in 2015.
Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after he delivered a lecture on “Leadership: Key factor to a better Nigeria” at the Professor David Ijalaiye annual lecture series organized by the Equity Chambers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, Dr. Kalu stated that the Igbo will not settle for any other position.
His words “In 2015 what will happen is that the Igbo will vote for the Igbo, Yoruba for Yoruba and Hausa vote for Hausa. Then, we will all come to Abuja to discuss and determine who should be Nigerian President.”
“Anybody who thinks that there is going to be a straight ballot thing to produce the President in 2015 is only fooling himself ,” he added.
The former presidential candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance said although he was currently not in any political party he will continue to fight against injustice and all that is in the interest of the good people of the country.
In his lecture, Dr Kalu recalled that since 1967 when the military came into governance in the country, Nigeria had not been able to produce any good leader, as according to him most of them are either not prepared for the office or reluctant to take over the leadership of the country.