Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said he is still in the race for Presidency of Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to the former Abia governor, contrary to news reports, he did not drop his aspiration to lead the country but insists that his party, the APC and the opposition PDP should zone their tickets to South East in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice.Speaking in his Igbere Bende local government area country home in Abia State on Tuesday, he said aspirants from South South and South West seeking for office of the President in 2023 are not being fair to the South East that has not produced the country’s President.
“I did not drop, I will never drop. My advise was for our brothers from South South and South West to support South East. They came out in large numbers to contest for President which is not right.
“If there must be equity, the equity is South East. So I don’t want to see people from South South and South West talking about equity.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan was vice president for five years and president for six years.
“Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was president for eight years and now Osinbajo is going to be vice president for six years.
“So if there is any name at all called equity and justice, the name is South East. Unless that equity is done to us, every other person can run for President including people from Buhari’s village in Daura”.
He called on aspirants from South South and South West to support South East in producing the next president of the country otherwise the race be thrown open for any interested candidate from anywhere in the country.