Former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for electing a Northeaster, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as its presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
With the emergence of Atiku, a Northerner, the former Abia State governor said it is no longer possible for the ruling party to elect a Southerner as its flagbearer, adding that such a move would spell defeat.
Atiku Abubakar emerged the Presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election on Saturday.
Kalu, who has since thrown his weight behind Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for 2023 presidency, said that Buhari must pick a candidate from North-East or watch APC become an opposition party after 2023.
“Congratulations to the PDP for electing a North Easterner . Nigerians must have seen what I saw yesterday,” Kalu said in a statement.
“For our party the APC , it is no longer feasible to talk about Southern candidates except the APC want to go on political retirement.