BREAKING: 2023: Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu Steps Down From The Presidential Race, States reason(s)
09 May 2022
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate and Former Governor of Abia State has announced his decision to step down from the 2023 presidential race.
According to DailyPost, the Lawmaker who was an aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC stated this in a statement he personally signed on Monday.
He explained that his decision followed the inability of the two major political parties to zone their ticket to the South East for justice and fairness.
The former governor of Abia State said he has picked ticket to run for Abia North Senatorial zone in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Kalu called on his supporters across the nation to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan who joined the presidential race on Monday.
The statement reads partly, “Since there is no zoning and the contest is open to all Nigerians , I officially withdraw from presidential contest in 2023. I have also picked ticket to run for Abia North Senatorial zone and to complete the good work I started in Abia North .
“I urge all my friends , allies and supporters in the APC to toe the line of justice by supporting Senator Ahmad Lawan , a North Easterner for the presidential ticket of the APC”.