Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, has called on president Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) to pick Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the All Progressive Congress’s consensus presidential candidate.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Kalu stated that only regional integration and consensus can produce a president for Nigeria.
He stated that the earlier Nigerians and presidential aspirants realize that no amount of money can buy the position of Nigeria’s president, the better for everyone.
According to Kalu, who represents the Abia North senatorial constituency in the red Chambers, if presidential aspirants continue to throw money around, the bulk of delegates will receive the money but vote according to their conscience.
According to him, if money can buy the office of the president of Nigeria, Late MKO Abiola could have bought it with extra change. If money can buy the president, former President Goodluck Jonathan could have bought the presidential seat in 2015.
“I urge President Muhammadu Buhari, to consider giving Nigeria a man who can give the entire country a sense of belonging, fix our economy, secure all parts of the country, take education very seriously and protect his legacy.
“The man Nigerians can trust is Senator Ahmad Lawan. Picking Ahmad Lawan as the consensus candidate of the APC will heal and stabilize the country as it is the closest to equity, justice, and fairness.
“I strongly believe that the fairness Nigerians need is to produce a president from the South East of Nigeria. In the absence of the South East, it is the North East.
“These two regions are the only ones yet to produce the president of Nigeria and since the opposition has gone North East, it is ideal and wise that the APC go North East.
“I am sure Nigerians will not waste their votes on any candidate that is not from the two regions in the next year’s general elections and following years”.