Chief Whip of the Senate and 2023 presidential aspirant, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Tuesday said “the reality is that the North is more advantageous to win elections in this democratic setting”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kalu is one of the several Igbo presidential aspirants hoping to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. He is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement this morning, the former Abia State Governor revealed that he will recontest for the Senatorial seat should the APC ignore the southeast in respect of its presidential ticket.
“The situation in Nigeria is that without the support of other regions, it would amount to a shadow chase for a South Easterner to be President. This is the reason I have been in the frontline of the call that the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should zone their presidential tickets to the South East as they did for the South West in 1999.
“In the absence of this zoning, I shall return to the Senate and stay away from the presidential contest. The reality is that the North is more advantageous to win elections in this democratic setting,” Kalu’s statement reads in part.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.