As the country prepares for the next presidential election in 2023 with calls for the seat to be zoned to the Southeast, the former Abia State leader, Senator Orji Kalu has restated that it is the turn of the region to be in Aso Rock.
Senator Kalu says he is not interested in the country’s presidential post but will not hesitate if given the chance to lead the West African nation.
“I am not having that kind of ambition,” the former Abia State governor said in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. “But if I am given, why not? I can take it.”
There have been prophecies from some clergymen that the 61-year-old will be Nigeria’s next president, but Kalu who dismissed them citing his religious beliefs, admitted that he is capable of leading the nation.
“I am a Catholic. In the Catholic church, we don’t see visions. Well, if visions are being seen, and people say this and that, if it is the will of God that I will become president, why not? I am very capable mentally and otherwise to do whatever Nigerian people want me to do but not through prophecy,” the lawmaker noted.
“I believe if Nigerians and the Nigerian people want to be fair, a Southeast president from Igbo extraction will be the next thing to do,” he explained.