2023: Like Ngige’s kinsmen, Northern youths back Orji Kalu for president
A coalition of Northern youth groups has called on Nigerians to back Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the 2023 presidency.
The Coalition Of Northern Nigerian Youth (CNNY) made the appeal in a Thursday statement signed by its National Coordinator, Amb. Zarewa Salisu Sageer; National Secretary, Amb. Abu Bature Dandume; North Central Coordinator, Comr. Muhammad Yakubu Arigu; North East Coordinator, Amb. Amos Ishaku; and North West Coordinator, Amb. Adamu Kicinga.
It appealed to Kalu to consider running for the highest office in the land, saying he has the capacity, leadership acumen and contacts to make a success of it.
This followed a similar call by a cross-section of indigenes of Alor community in Anambra State, the hometown of Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, calling on Kalu to vie for the presidency in 2023.
“We are Coalition Of Northern Nigerian Youth groups comprises Northern Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN, Association Of Northern Nigerian Students, ANNS, Arewa Youth Consultative Council, AYCC, Arewa Youth For Good Governance, AYGG, under the auspices of the Northern Nigerian Peace Foundation, NNPF, with the sole aim of advancing Good Governance, National Unity, Promotion of Religious Tolerance for the peaceful existence and the overall advancement of socioeconomic development of Nigeria.
“Out of our curiosity and positive thought, it has become absolutely imperative to write and urge his Excellency, the former Governor of Abia State and the current Chief Whip of the Senate, Distinguished Senator (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu to contest for the 2023 Presidential election as we believe that, he has the leadership acumen, capacity, dexterity and contacts to govern a complex nation like Nigeria.
“We believe that his personality, foresight, leadership style and experience will bring lots of development and prosperity to millions of Nigerians.”
The coalition further said that “Nigerians must also know that the goodwill, respect, honour and popularity enjoyed by him across the nation is because of his undying influence and love for the unity and development of Nigeria.
“We believe that honour is reciprocal and that if a man is honoured by his people, it will only be right for the one that is honoured to also honour those that honoured him.
“The best way Dr Orji Uzor Kalu can reciprocate the immense goodwill, respect and honour given to him by Nigerians is to heed to this call to contest the 2023 presidential election as we hope that he will make it to the number one position in Nigeria and chart a new course for our nation through purposeful and selfless leadership.
“Finally, we are with the view that Nigeria would never attain prosperity without check and balance in our democratic process. Thank you sir as we humbly wait for your kind response.”