2019 Election: Kalu dismiss talks for 2019 presidency
Orji Kalu, former Abia State governor on Wednesday distanced himself from campaign posters claiming that he will run for President in 2019.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain maintained that the posters cited along airport road, Abuja, with the inscription: “Vote Orji Kalu for President on the platform of the APC” were the handiwork of political jobbers and speculators.
Kalu reaffirmed his support for President Muhammadu Buhari should he decide to contest in 2019.
In a statement signed and issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, the former governor insisted that the North should be allowed to complete their eight years before Igbo take their rightful turn in 2023.
He said,”After a two-week business trip to China, to my surprise on my way from Nnamdi Azikwe International airport, Abuja this morning, I sighted the malicious posters in my name with the caption: ‘Kalu for President’.
“It is definitely the handiwork of some politicians who are either afraid of my political capacity or enemies of the present administration as I have continually maintained my support for Mr. President.
“The action of these jobless politicians is a ploy to damage the robust relationship I have with President Buhari and the top hierarchy of the APC.?
“Such political blackmail is not only disheartening but unhealthy for Nigeria’s growing democracy.
“While I call on the unsuspecting public, especially members of the APC, to disregard the vicious posters, I am also reaffirming my unflinching and unaltered support for Mr. President.
“I will contest in 2019 by the grace of God but definitely not for President.”