Senator Orji 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 it’s an offer, why not? I can take it.”
The prophecies from some clergymen that the 61-year-old will be Nigeria’s next president
Although Kalu who disagrees with them citing his religious beliefs, admits that he is capable of leading the nation.
“I am a Catholic. In the Catholic church, we don’t see visions.
However, if visions and people say this, if it is God’s will 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”.
Especially as Nigeria prepares for 2023 Presidential election with calls for the seat to go to the Southeast by zoning,
the former Abia State leader has restated that it is the turn of the region to be in Aso Rock.
“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.
A BARBARIC ACT – I AM NOT INTERESTED
Senator Kalu who also condemned the recent attack on Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma’s house, described the incident as barbaric, lamenting the increasing spate of insecurity in Nigeria.
“I tried to speak to the governor this morning. I sent him a text to tell him that I stand by him because this is very barbaric,”
he states while not ruling out the possibility that the attack could be masterminded by politicians. “Whoever did that is very barbaric and is not an act the country should take likely.”