A political support group for the former Abia State Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has pasted the posters of support Kalu for President 2023 along major streets and houses in Bauchi State.
This is coming few weeks after some Northern youths took Kalu to Bauchi State High Court seeking an order to compel him to contest for president in 2023.
Residents of Bauchi, the state capital, woke up to see Kalu’s posters everywhere with a call to support “a detribalised Nigerian president who can unite the country and save the country from imminent disintegration.”
The posters were sighted in Emirs Palace roundabout, central market, Awalah, fire service, Jos road and several other roads and houses in the state.
The group called Kalu the best presidential material in 2023, urging the ruling All Progressives Congress to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.
“Because of his Kalu’s managerial skill, experience and national appeal put him in the best position to rule Nigeria in 2023.
“This may sound odd in the eyes of Nigerians especially those nursing the intention to run for the number one seat in the land.
“Be that as it may, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s acceptability demonstrates the settled resolve of the youths in the 19 Northern states to support him succeed President Muhammadu Buhari,” the Northern Youths Movement for Kalu said.
Efforts to get to speak to the Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Congress Aliyu Jalla failed, but an official of the party who doesn’t want his name in the paper because he is not authorized to speak said “The party is yet to adopt a presidential candidate.
“We are planning for national convention and the group is right to support the candidate of their choice”
He said “We all know Kalu as a result-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the current administration, Kalu is one of the best bet for the APC in 2023.
“He is a presidential material with experience in the private sector; executive and legislative arms of government. We are totally convinced that what Nigeria needs right now is a courageous and vibrant leader who is capable of managing a complex nation like Nigeria. That resourceful manager Kalu is one of them.”
Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, has been called upon by several Northern and Southern leaders, Civil Society Groups and youth groups to run for office of the president, which he did on Wednesday.