Orji Uzor Kalu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and a former governor of Abia State, has expressed hope that the Igbo would be President in 2023.
Kalu said Igbo can only ascend to the presidential stool after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term elapses in 2023.
Kalu, while speaking at the burial of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, urged the Igbo to support Buhari and his re-election to achieve the dream.
“The future of the Igbo in Nigeria politics is brighter now in APC than ever before and producing an Igbo President is a task every true Igbo indigene must key into and APC is the best platform to achieve the dream”, he said.
“The future of Ndigbo is brightest today in APC. Once Buhari finishes his second tenure, I am assuring you that either I or any other Igbo man stands a better chance of becoming the President of Nigeria. The right thing to do is to work for the presidency.
“We don’t need any other thing than the office of the President. If you see what I have done in our villages as governor, you will know what will happen if somebody like me becomes the President; you know that the entire Nigeria will be developed.
“The future is very bright and Ndigbo will enjoy being in APC. It is possible to have Orji Kalu in Aso Rock, if I’m alive and in good health. I’m very capable to be President because I understand Nigeria’s macro and micro economics.”