Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, has on Sunday, warned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, against fielding any Candidate from the Southern region for the 2023 Presidency, after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a North-Easterner, emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Flagbearer for the 2023 Presidential election, on Saturday, at the National Convention of the main opposition party, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, in Abuja, .
He gave the warning while congratulating Atiku on his win.
His exact words: “Congratulations to the PDP for electing a North-Easterner. Nigerians must have seen what I saw yesterday.
“For our party the APC, it is no longer feasible to talk about Southern Candidates, except the APC wants to go on political retirement.
“I urge the National Chairman of the party and the entire NWC to stamp their feet and zone APC Presidential ticket to the North-East.
“President Muhammad Buhari has a right to choose his successor, and I call on him to pick Senator Ahmad Lawan as his successor. In every democratic setting, Presidents and Governors support and pick their successors.
“I call on President Buhari to pick a successor from the North-East, and that will be the equity the South-East needs. With the North-East, the cycle will be closest to completion of regions producing the President of Nigeria.
“By now, all APC Aspirants should drop their ambition and support a North-Easterner. Senator Ahmad Lawan is the destination.
“Congratulations to the North-East, as we look forward to a President of Nigeria from the North-East.”