Former Governor of Abia State and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has stated that declaring his ambition or by anybody else for the presidential election now’s unfair and can create issues within the nation.
He acknowledged that somewhat, these nursing the will ought to not less than permit President Muhammadu Buhari to serve out half of his second tenure.
Kalu acknowledged this throughout a chat with newsmen in Minna, after assembly with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, former Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar of their residences in Minna.
The lawmaker, nevertheless, acknowledged that he’ll declare whether or not to run or not within the presidential election on the finish of 2021 or early 2022.
” Will probably be very, very unfair to say something on that and thoughts you, I’m not in Niger state for that. Ask me this query in December 2021 or January 2022, I’d reply you. However, now, allow us to permit President Buhari to get to half of his second time period.
” The second you say Uzor Kalu will run, Jack will run, Peter will run, Bamisaye will run, it can pose an issue. So, the problem is permit the person to get midway his tenure.”
He additional acknowledged that the problem of the presidential seat is for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to find out the place the candidate emerges from.
On rotation of energy, Kalu famous that permitting the presidential seat to rotate among the many numerous zones would engender peace, unity and construct capability.
Talking on the current assaults taking place in Abia state, the lawmaker stated, “Assaults are taking place all over the place. Younger individuals are restive, when such occurs, we have to nip it within the bud by collectively working collectively for peace to reign.”
Earlier, in Common Abdulsalami Abubakar’s residence, Senator Kalu referred to as on the previous heads of state to advise the President on methods of discovering lasting options to the issues going through the nation.
He lamented that at present, there isn’t a place that’s protected within the nation as hoodlums have taken over locations, noting that the unity of Nigeria just isn’t negotiable whereas he sympathized with mother and father of the scholars in captivity.
Responding, Gen. Abubakar thanked him for the go to to sympathize with the state, including that there’s power in Nigeria’s variety and all arms have to be on deck to enhanced its peace and unity.
The elder statesman then urged Non-Governmental Organizations to mobilize the folks in constructing peace with the intention to encourage buyers in o the nation.