As the 2023 General Election approaches with major political parties and prominent politicians already strategizing ways to victory at the polls, a sociopolitical group simply known as Northeast Youth For Good Governance have thrown their weights behind Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, urging the former Governor to vie for Nigeria’s presidency on the platform of All Progressives Congress ( APC.)
Coordinator of the group, comrade Bashir Azare in a press statement stated Senator Kalu would be the answer to the country’s socio-economic, political, and security challenges, particularly agitations for self-rule which he said were fast threatening peaceful cohesion among Nigerians, adding that Kalu would unite and develop the country under one and prosperous nation.
He explained that the two-term Governor of Abia State would use his diplomatic and troubleshooting skills in bringing all belligerent regions he noted had been at loggerheads with one another on a negotiating table that would be beneficial to all.
Comrade Azare revealed that Senator Kalu as Governor of Abia had attracted both local and foreign investors whom he pointed out turned the fortunes of the state, making it an investment and leisure haven.
The Bauchi-based group expressed confidence in leadership qualities of Kalu, stressing that as Nigeria’s President the successful businessman and astute politician would create wealth for the country and ensure the emergence of a united and peaceful nation built on mutual respect and equity for all.
“Senator Kalu is a philanthropist of worth who doesn’t publicise his generosity and human-building gestures which he has been doing for years.
“As a young man who studied in a northern university who is familiar with feelings of an average northerner will be in the best position to unite his people with other parts of Nigeria in common goal and aspirations.
“He will use his wealth of experience gained through interrelation and mingling with virtually every part of Nigeria to create a sustainable and enduring peace amongst major ethnic groups in the country.
“He has been an entrepreneur right from his school days especially as a young undergraduate in University of Maiduguri when he was buying and transporting dried fish from Bama in Borno State to Eastern part of this country to bankroll his education and cater for others.
“It unsettles him how the once peaceful state which was a model for others in cosmopolitan dwelling, leisure, and peaceful coexistence could now turn to a battlefield and refugees settlements.
“We strongly believe in his ability to proffer a lasting solution that will be palatable to Stakeholders in areas experiencing rising insecurity and other socio-economic bottlenecks.
“We, therefore, call on our youth, electorates, opinion, and traditional leaders to support and mobilize our people at the grassroots to work for actualization of Senator Kalu as president of Nigeria in 2023 under the platform of APC, “ he urged.