Former Governor of Abia state and current Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has said that Nigerians may not yet be ready for a President from the South-East region of the country.
While Kalu had in the past advocated for an Igbo presidency, appearing on a Channels Television on Wednesday, February 22, the former Governor said “this is not the best time for us” to become president. He added that the people from the south-east “are not the best politicians”.
“This is not the best outing for us. For you to be president of Nigeria, you need other regions. I’m not sure that Nigerians are yet ready for a president of Igbo extraction,
“We have five other regions to be able to come up with votes. We do politics with emotions. I want Igbos to stop doing politics with emotions. I want them to do practical politics that will be able to drive Nigerians if we want to be in the community of the nation. We need to read the temperature of other regions.”