The Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, Senator Orji Uzir-Kalu, has on Tuesday, dropped out of the 2023 Presidential race in which he stood no chance initially, stating that nobody from the South-East region stands a chance to occupy the number Office in the country, but a Northerner, come 2023, .
He said this in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday.
The statement reads: “The situation in Nigeria is that without the support of other regions, it would amount to a shadow chase for a South-Easterner to be President.
“This is the reason I have been in the frontline of the call that the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zone their Presidential tickets to the South-East, as they did for the South-West in 1999.
“In the absence of this zoning, I shall return to the Senate and stay away from the Presidential contest. The reality is that the North is more advantageous to win elections in this democratic setting.”