It’s difficult for Igbo to emerge president, says Orji Kalu as he withdraws from race

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has withdrawn from the presidential race. According to him, it is a no more than a “shadow chase for a South Easterner to be President,” without support from other regions.

“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 in the frontline of the call that the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party 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,” said Kalu.

Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, is currently the chief whip of Nigerian Senate.


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