2023 ELECTIONS: Statesman Boosts Of His Capability To Build A 20th Century Economy If Nigerians Make Him President—-Speaking on Radio, Current Senate chief whip and the past governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu says he trusts in his ability to make Nigeria’s Economy Top notch if Nigerians make him President by 2023.
Kalu had previously paid a visit to former Military leaders, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, on Monday, August 31 and told reporters that he would gladly serve and elevate Nigeria if given a chance.
Kali spoke on air in a program at Abia state’s capital; when asked about his ambition to run for presidency, Kalu replied “Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job.” He continued by saying “The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done.
If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th century economy for our people.”
In December 2019, he had previously served jail time for 12 years due to conviction of N7.1bn fraud alongside others though the Supreme court on May 8, 2020 reverted his conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, didn’t have the jurisdiction to have preside over their case, thus his release in June 3, 2020 from Like Prison