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Elections: Nothing like Igbo presidency, says Orji Kalu

FORMER Governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, yesterday maintained that there is no term as ‘Igbo presidency’, insisting that his loyalty is first to his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking when he appeared on ARISE News, Kalu who said his vote would be cast for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, stressed that he was confident that the former Lagos governor would win.

“There is nothing like Igbo presidency. There can only be a Nigerian president of Igbo descent,” he contended.

Kalu argued that although he’s close to the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, he was confident Tinubu would win Saturday’s presidential poll.

“This business is not done by tribe or region. It is about voting when all Nigerians agree that he will be president, the way all Nigerians have agreed that Bola Tinubu will be president,” he stated.

Kalu also stressed that the current naira swap was not the creation of the APC government, saying that it was an exclusive function of the apex financial institution in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Orji claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was also affected by the policy, but faulted what he said was Buhari’s disregard for the supreme court order.

“Naira redesign is not a policy of the APC government. The central bank is using the power given to it by the constitution of the country. If I were Buhari, I’ll listen to the order of the court. That’s how a country can move forward. Buhari is also suffering from the policy”, Kalu

He pointed that the APC governors that dragged the federal government to court were right to do so, adding that it was purely a constitutional step to seek the interpretation of the law.

“My party is not against Buhari. It’s just obeying the rule of law. There is nothing wrong in taking the federal government to court. What they have done is right. They approached the court to seek the interpretation of the law. I don’t see why the president will disobey the order of the court,” he maintained.

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