Former Governor of Abia State and Coordinator of Njiko Igbo , Orji Uzor Kalu, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the pathway for an Igbo man or woman to clinch the position of Nigeria’s president in 2015.
Kalu said this when he addressed a gathering of select Nigerians in Dakar, Senegal Tuesday. He noted that despite the sacrifices and contributions of the South-east to the Nigerian nation, Ndigbo have been marginalised over the years with respect to the presidency.
Kalu stated that the call for Igbo presidency was long overdue considering the number of years other regions have ruled the country. He said: “The North has ruled for 35 years, South-west for about 12 years, South-south is ruling at present and the South-east, zero year.”
He added that Ndigbo have the capacity to provide pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing the country.
He solicited the support of other regions for the achievement of the Igbo presidency in 2015. He also reaffirmed the determination and commitment of the PDP to take Nigeria to greater heights as evident in the manifesto of the party. He described the PDP as the only party with Nigeria’s interest at heart, vis-a-vis the implementation of policies that have favorably shaped the nation’s economy.
He reflected on the internal differences within the party, which he described as normal and unavoidable for a big family like PDP.
He said: “As members of the largest party in Africa, we are bound to disagree to agree, which is good for democracy.
“I can assure you that the differences have made the party stronger because when you fight you make up to become best of friends.”