Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, on Monday, paid a visit to Former military head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida(IBB) in his country home in Minna, Niger state.
Kalu who was locked in a closed-door meeting with IBB, told the press later on that they discussed the 2019 presidential elections.
He disclosed that an agreement was reached that even if President Buhari did not contest in 2019, the North must produce the president.Orji disclosed that in the 2023 elections, the president will come from the southern part of the country , adding that he would not mind being the president.
“If Buhari is not contesting even though he is entitled to second term, the north should still present a candidate. This is the turn of the north. Other zones should be ready for 2023, but for now, I still maintain my position and I am not afraid of anybody. This is the turn of the north. Anybody can take me for what I say.
Whoever that is castigating me over this my position is wasting his time. I live by the truth and I will be ready to speak the truth always. Opinion is an entitlement, and that is my opinion given to me by God”.
On his comment on Nnamdi Kanu, he stated that “I did not say anything bad on IPOB, they have the right to carry their flags around and agitate but they don’t have the right to separate Nigeria”.