The symptoms of a pending presidential tussle appear on the horizon for the players within the various regions of the federal republic of Nigeria.
This is a credible information coming out of the presidency which indicates that the President of Nigeria; Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may be prepping to join the presidential race again in 2015.
The former two-time governor of Abia State and prominent voice in today’s Igbo contemporary project, Orji Uzor Kalu, in light of the new developments in Nigeria, has expressed his concerns towards a disunited Igbo tribe.
In a brief chat with 247ureports.com, the former governor and one-time presidential candidate expressed deep disappointment with the Jonathan administration. He said that the Jonathan administration lied to Ndigbo over his plans for 2015 presidency. According to Orji Uzor Kalu, “Jonathan promised Ndigbo the 2015 presidency” but he has gone back on his promise – and he is now preparing for 2015 elections.
“Ndigbo will not support Jonathan” said the former governor who also revealed that he is presently engaged in uniting the various factions within the Igbo political sphere. He pointed to the political quandary within the All Progressive Grand Alliance [APGA] as unnecessary. “I want to bring together our Igbo leaders, Senator Annie Okonkwo, Gov Rochas Okorocha, Victor Umeh, Chekwas Okorie and other Igbo sons, so we can produce an Igbo president”, said Orji Uzor Kalu while assuring that he will do whatever is required for Ndigbo to produce the next president of Nigeria come 2015. “I am not doing politics now. I am not a member of any party. I am doing Ndigbo now”.
Independent inquiry conducted by 247ureports.com reveals that the former governor may be engaged in a quiet and/or veiled talk with the leaders of APGA, the leaders of Peoples Progressive Party [PPA], the leaders of the new United Peoples Party [UPP] and other Igbo based political unions. Available information indicates that the former governor has proposed unifying all Igbo political body under one political banner.
Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu will be the guest speaker at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on September 20 at the 6th Emeritus Professor D.A. Ijalaye and Equity Chambers 25th anniversary scheduled start time is at 11am at the Ogunbanjo Hall. Kalu will be speaking on the topic: Leadership: A key factor to a better Nigeria.
Kalu had been a member of the House of Representatives, Board Member of First Bank, former Chairman of Imo State Marketing Board, former Chairman of Borno Water Board, former Chairman of Cooperative and Commerce Bank, former Council Member of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi and Publisher of the Sun Newspapers.