“Nigerians are not yet ready for Igbo presidency” – Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu, the current Chief Whip of the Senate and a former governor of the state of Abia, has suggested that Nigerians might not be ready for a president from the South-East of the nation just yet.

Nigerians are not yet ready for Igbo presidency - Orji Uzor Kalu

Although Kalu had previously argued in favour of an Igbo presidency, the former governor stated on Channels Television on February 22 that “now is not the greatest time for us” to hold the office. The south-easters, he said, “are not the best politicians.”

Kalu said; 

“This is not the best outing for us. For you to be president of Nigeria, you need other regions. I’m not sure that Nigerians are yet ready for a president of Igbo extraction,

“We have five other regions to be able to come up with votes. We do politics with emotions. I want Igbos to stop doing politics with emotions. I want them to do practical politics that will be able to drive Nigerians if we want to be in the community of the nation. We need to read the temperature of other regions.”

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