Published on Nov 01, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has described those who have been pasting his posters and campaining for him to run for Presidency in the 2019 election as his enemies.
Orji Kalu, who is also a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, was reacting to posters of him that have gone viral, one of which has an inscription: “Vote Orji Kalu for President on the platform of the APC.”
The former governor, in a statement in Abuja, distanced himself from such posters, which he said, are fake campaign posters.
According to him, the posters are the handiwork of political jobbers and speculators, who are afraid of his unstoppable political feat.
In the statement which was issued by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Orji Kalu declared that his support for the candidature of Buhari if he so desires to run in 2019 was not shaking, adding that the North should be allowed to complete its eight years before the Igbo will have “their rightful turn in 2023.
“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.”
The APC chieftain appealed to the political class to play the game by the rules, even as he called on the electorate to be wary of desperate politicians.
He made it clear that the collective interest of Nigerians is paramount and should be placed above selfish ambitions.
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