I Am Willing To Succeed Buhari In 2023 Only If…


Former Abia State governor and current Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has given conditions to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Speaking to newsmen after receiving traditional title of Kibiya (Arrow) of Argungu Emirate, Kalu stated that he would only contest if Nigerians asked him to.

While insisting that his ambition for now is to return to the Senate in 2023, the former governor described the upper legislative chambers as a very interesting place.

Orji Uzor Kalu said: “I don’t have Presidential ambition ahead of 2023 because my plan for now is to return to the Senate which to me. It is a very interesting place to mingle with other Nigerians and serve one’s father’s land.

“There are only two zones that have not produce the President of Nigeria, including the North-East. I have never thought of running for Presidency.

“However, everywhere I go, everybody is asking me to contest in 2023. I have told the leadership of the Senate, my wife and my immediate family members, including my mother, that I want to come back to the Senate.

“My mother’s breasts are two. I want to have the first and the second breast. My first four years in the Senate will end in 2023. I will like to do the second term and retire from politics to become a farmer.

“Nigeria President is not what I want; they know how they arrange it, if the arrangement was done and I was picked; no problem.


“It takes a lot of consultations. Other regions must agree that I should run, it could be possible because I have the capacity and ability to do the job giving to me by every Nigerian not by some people.”


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