The Senate Chief Whip and a presidential on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the South West, South South and other regions to support the South East to succeed President Mohammadu Buhari in 2023.
In a statement entitled, “2023 Presidency: The Fairness I Know,” Kalu on Tuesday, said: “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 former Abia State. governor, however, 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.
He said the North is taking an advantage of its population and number of states to win elections in the present democratic setting.