I Will Contest in 2019…But Not for President – Kalu

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Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Kalu has denied responsibility for campaign posters of him in Abuja for the 2019 Presidential election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to the former Governor who is a strong supporter of President Buhari, the posters were the handiwork of his political enemies who were out to undermine his political interests.

In a statement at Abuja on Wednesday, November 1, the Special Adviser to Dr. Kalu, Mr. Kunle Oyewumi, quoted the former Governor affirming his support for the President and stressing that the North should be allowed to complete their eight years tenure.

The statement read as follows –

”After a two-week business trip to China, to my surpriose on my way from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, this morning, I sighted the malicious posters in my name with the caption: ‘Kalu for President.

It is definitely the handiwork of some politicians who are either afraid of my political capacity or enemies of the present administration as I have continually maintained my support for Mr President.

The action of these jobless politicians is a ploy to damage the robust relationship I have with President Buhari and the top hierarchy of the APC.‎

Such political blackmail is not only disheartening but unhealthy for Nigeria’s growing democracy.

While I call on the unsuspecting public, especially members of the APC, to disregard the vicious posters, I am also reaffirming my unflinching and unaltered support for Mr President.

I will contest in 2019 by the grace of God but definitely not for President.”

 

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