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2023 Presidency: I won’t mind to serve Nigeria if given the opportunity, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu was arrested alongside Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and accounts in Abia.

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Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzo Kalu, stated that he will not definitely like to serve as the president of Nigeria if given the opportunity by the electorate.

Kalu gave the remark during a private visit in to former Nigerian heads of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar.

The former governor of Abia State mentioned that the issue of zoning is unconstitutional as the All Progressive Congress did not make any provisions for that, adding that any person who interested can contest in the party.

He said, “I am still in the senate, and I will seek for re-election into the senate but if our people want me to serve as president I will not hesitate,” he said.

Zoning is not a constitutional matter in APC. Any person can contest any post in APC.”
Orji Uzo Kalu alleged that the country’s security system in Nigeria is being compromised.

He said “It seems that there is a lot of sabotage in our security system.”

He stated that he was optimistic that the National Assembly would continue to work hand in hand with the executive in solving the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.
He said, “We will address the issue of sabotage in the Nigeria security system.”

The former Abia State Governor was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre in June after spending five months in prison.
The Lagos High Court back in December convicted the chief whip of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion.

Orji Kalu was arrested alongside Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and accounts in Abia.

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Meanwhile, on May 8, the Supreme Court nullified the conviction of Kalu and Udeogu on the basis that Mohammed Idris, the trial judge, did not have any justification to hear the case since he had been raised t the Court of Appeal.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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