"Igbos Will Produce Nigeria's President In 2013 If They Support Buhari's Re-Election" --- Orji Uzo Kalu
Ex-governor of Abia State and business mogul, Orji Uzo Kalu has expressed his optimism of Ndi Igbo producing Nigeria’s President in 2023 if they support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mazi Kalu who is an APC chieftain in Abia state, stated this in Umuahia, capital of the state, arguing that the “future of the Igbo in Nigerian politics is brighter now than it has ever been in the past with the APC.”
His words: “The future of Ndigbo is the brightest today in the APC. Once Buhari finishes his second tenure, I’m assuring you that either I or any other Igbo man stands a better chance of becoming the president of Nigeria. The right thing to do is to work for the Presidency.
“We don’t need any other thing than the office of the President. If you see what I have done in our villages as governor, you will know what will happen if somebody like me becomes the President; you know that the entire Nigeria will be developed. The future is very bright and Ndigbo will enjoy being in the APC. That is why we are working very hard to win the Anambra State election and will win the state.
“It is possible to have Orji Kalu in Aso Rock, if I’m alive and in good health. I’m very capable to be President because I understand the macro and micro-economics of Nigeria, I don’t even see any Nigerian more capable than I’m to run for the office and work for the people.”
However, majority of Igbo people may well disagree with him and disregard his statement as mere political talk. This is as the Igbo people have decried extreme marginalization in Nigeria especially by this present administration since the end of the civil war.