Chief Whip of Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, says North East remains only alternative to South East presidency. 

Written by on May 22, 2022

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, says the North East remains the only alternative to South East presidency.

Kalu, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, reaffirmed his support to the North East in the absence of the Presidency being zoned to the South East by political parties, saying his position was because no Igbo man loved the Igbo people than he does.

A foremost nationalist, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi, had criticised Kalu for seemingly abandoning the quest for South East presidency and throwing his weight behind Senate President Ahmed Lawan.

According reports, Kalu who had been advocating for a South East presidency in 2023, had also in January announced his personal interest in the office.

However, in a recent statement, the former governor of Abia said he decided to withdraw from the race since there was no zoning in APC, describing himself as a detribalized Nigerian, Kalu added that he remained a very realistic and optimistic Igbo man.

 Anthony Samuel  

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