2023: What Abia Group Reveals Plans For Orji Uzor, APC
A group of people known as Abia North Peace Foundation, ANPF, has reiterated their willingness to give not fewer than a total number of votes to the All Progressives Congress, APC as the 2023 general election, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu emerge the party’s Presidential candidate.
The group who commended Nigerians especially Northern Nigerian youths for their display of solidarity with the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, pledged to mobilise Abians home and abroad to deliver minimum of 1. 8 million votes for the party.
It would be recalled that Senator Kalu, a former Governor of Abia State was recently endorsed by different Arewa groups, while urging him to participate in the 2023 presidential race.
ANPF in a statement signed by Hon. Gabriel Idika Ukairo, Deputy National Coordinator, on Wednesday in Abuja appreciated the synergy between the various zones in ensuring that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu emerges Nigeria’s next President.
According to Ukairo, Senator Kalu is yet to officially declare his intention to run for President, but the enthusiasm among Nigerians about his capacity to deliver should be commended.
He said:if Senator Kalu is chosen as the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, the group shall mobilise Abians home and abroad to deliver 1. 8 million votes for the party.
“We have about 1.8m voters already, we are currently educating and mobilising our people on the need to be registered and get their voter’s card. We shall deliver not less than 1.8 million votes for the APC in 2023 if our leader and Senator, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is nominated as the candidate of the APC in 2023 presidential election.
“You can see the endorsements across board that Senator Kalu is loved by all. Kalu is loved by Nigerian, and his capacity and ability to deliver is not in doubt. Senator Kalu is a hero who fought third term agenda to a stand still. He has paid his dues and should be supported by well meaning Nigerians to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We commend Arewa youths and other Nigerians who are sincerely pushing for a President of South-East extraction; we commend them for recognizing Senator Kalu as the man to deliver.”
Ukoiro further appealed to Nigerians to support the Igbos in 2023 by unanimously zoning the presidency to the South-East in 2023. He called for a legislation of the zoning arrangement to unite the nation.
“It is our view that the presidency should now be zoned to the South-East and zoning of the presidency should now be enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Implementation of the federal character principle in all other political positions at the national level and in all appointments and employment would then further give every Nigerian a sense of belonging in the Nigerian project,” he said.