The Senate Chief Whip and presidential hopeful, Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that only zoning can make him reconsider his 2023 presidential ambition.
Kalu, a former Governor of Abia State, made this known in a statement entitled, “2023 Presidency: The Fairness I Know,” released on Tuesday.
He promised to step down from the presidential race and return to the Senate in 2023 if the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to zone its presidential ticket to the South-East.
The prominent lawmaker added that the North has the advantage to win elections in this democratic setting due to the number of states in the region.
Kalu, however, called on the South West, South South and other regions to support the South East to produce the next president in 2023.
“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 on 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,” the statement reads in part.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News