2023: Why I Withdrew From Presidential Race, Orji Kalu; The Senator Orji Kalu and Senate Chief Whip, Senator on Tuesday, pulled out of the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, prompting the South West and South South to support a South East seeker in the 2023 general election.
Senator Kalu, in a statement named‘2023 Presidency The Fairness I Know, advised that if power should come to the South and not the South East, the substance for which the six geopolitical zones were created is long dead.
I’m committed to this pursuit, but I ca n’t make an sanctioned protestation to this regard without the full support of other regions. Everyplace in the world, politics is situational and that of Nigeria is exceptionally situational.
“ 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’ve been in the frontline of the call that the two major political parties, the All Revolutionaries Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)ought to zone their official passes toward the South East as they accomplished for the South West in 1999.
In the absence of this zoning, I shall return to the Senate and stay down from the presidential contest. The reality is that the North is more profitable to win choices in this popular setting.
“I am even stunned with the quantity of hopefuls coming from the South West and the South. It’s disturbing that these applicants (APC and PDP) have no single respect and concern for the South East.
I had allowed they would suppose about the South East; I allowed they would support us. The quantum of plutocrat being spent by these applicants is intimidating and they’ve forgotten that plutocrat alone can not buy the administration.
“ It has come a joke to an ordinary Nigerian who hears Southern observers and applicants lodging for. How can you talk about these morals when you aren’t indeed fair to your own sisters?
Still, equity and justice, it should be the entire South pushing for a chairman of South East birth, If there’s anything like “ fairness. Anything lower than that’s “ hypocritical unjustifiableand devilish”. Some‘persons are indeed claiming God’s besmeared choice in 2023.
Unfortunately, it isn’t all prayers that God answers; at least not devilish bones. What moral defense does a Southerner who refused to be fair to his sisters have against a Northerner running for chairman?
It’ll be veritably asleep, unreasonable and discourteous for any Southern man to condemn a presidential applicant from the North on the ground that the North has done eight times and power should return to the South.
The South West and the South South have successfully completed their tours as‘President and Vice President’. They should have the courage to support their sisters from the South East.
Still, there would be nothing illegal and unjust if he/ she comes from Daura, If the coming chairman after President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t come from the South East. This country belongs to all of us and the concinnity of the country should be consummate.
Still, how can you say that where a chairman comes from doesn’t count simply because you do n’t want to support a chairman of Nigeria from the South East,in any case, pivot to commotion for a power shift toward the South?
If not for egoism and rapacity.
How do we explain this to the youngish generation? Let the wise and valorous stay establishment on their persuasions and not swing on the two sides of the Atlantic.
Still, let Nigerians not hear you call for power shift, “ If you’re convinced that where a chairman comes from doesn’t count.
Be stalwart to encourage everyone to run, including President Buhari’s relations. But if you have heart and believe in equivalency, also you should support the South East region that’s yet to produce a chairman. That’s what I consider as fairness.
“The two districts that are yet to present a President are South East and North East. Assuming this makes a difference to Nigerians, the APC and PDP ought to be fair to the point of focusing on these areas. If this means anything to Nigerians.
Still, the substance for which the six geopolitical zones were created is long dead, If power should come to the South and not the South East or North and not the North East.
“ To Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Edwin Clark, Deji Adeyanju and a host of others who have stood establishment in their support for their sisters in the South East, offspring will be kind to you.