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Politics of Tuesday, 2 November 2021


Election 2023: Arewa Youths declares support for Orji Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu is the chief whip of the Senate Orji Uzor Kalu is the chief whip of the Senate

A northern group under the umbrella of Arewa Youth has declared full support for Orji Uzor Kalu, the chief whip of the Senate.

According to the group, the Senator will become the next president of Nigeria in 2023.

The position of the group was made known in a statement jointly signed by the national coordinator, Yakubu Muhammad and the acting secretary-general, Abdulkadir Muhammad; national organizing secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi, and the director of media and publicity, Musa Waziri in Abuja on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (today).

The group described Kalu as one of the best presidential materials Nigeria has at the moment, urging ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.

The group said: “Kalu’s managerial skill, experience and national appeal put him in the best position to rule Nigeria in 2023. “This may sound odd in the eyes of Nigerians especially those nursing the intention to run for the number one seat in the land.

“Be that as it may, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s acceptability demonstrates the settled resolve of the youths in the 19 northern states to support him to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Kalu is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the current administration.

“Kalu is the best bet for the APC in 2023. He is a presidential material with experience in the private sector; executive and legislative arms of government.

“It is imperative to state that, with Nigerians pushing for a President of South-East extraction, the stakeholders in APC need not look any further because the dutiful and detribalised Orji Uzor Kalu is the right candidate for the party.

“His influence cuts across all the six geopolitical zones in the country."