Amaechi, Tinubu, Orji Kalu

…insists it’s turn of S/East zone

By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has said he would square up with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the presidential ticket of All Progressives Congress, APC if the zoning formula favours the South.

It will be recalled that Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and APC national leader had on Monday intimated President Muhammadu Buhari his plan to contest the 2023 presidential election.

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It is however a move many believe may have foreclosed the clamour for Igbo Presidency. 

Similarly, it will also be recalled that Tnubu had last November visited Kalu in his Villa mansion where he communicated the federal lawmaker about his presidential ambition.

Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Kalu said while he has nothing against the aspiration of Tinubu, he believes that his own Southeast geopolitical zone was ripe for the Presidency. 

He added that should be the turn of the region to produce, the next President of nigeria should be him. 

Kalu said he had all it takes to match Tinubu grit for grit and campaign for campaign if need be for the APC ticket in 2023. 

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