Friday, 26 October 2012
Unless Igbo Man Becomes President Nigeria Can't Progress –Orji Kalu
“I am not even canvassing for Nigerian president. I am saying that an Igbo man should be president in 2015. It matters where the president comes from because all segments of the society had been president. People continue letting Ndigbo down because they think we were defeated during the war, which is not true.
“And until an Igbo man rules this country, the country will not move anywhere.”
Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has been telling all who care to listen that Nigerians must allow an Igbo man to emerge the President in 2015 before this country can make progress.
Kalu, who is the founder of Njiko Igbo, a socio-political group committed to the advancement of Igbo interests in the country, stated this on Thursday while speaking as guest on “Platform”, a Radio Nigeria political programme.
He said the need for a president of Igbo extraction had become imperative because apart from the South-East, all other zones of the country had produced a president.
Kalu insisted that in the interest of equity and fair play, other sections should support the emergence of an Igbo man as president in 2015, claiming that the Igbos were the most populous ethnic group in the country as at today.