By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Few days after he declared his intention to aspire for the 2023 presidency under the banner of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Northern Youth ‘Movement for Orji Uzor Kalu’ , a political support group for the former Abia State Governor has flooded Bauchi State with posters in support of the aspiration.
The development is coming few weeks after some Northern youths took Uzor Kalu to a Bauchi State High Court askimg the Court to compel him to declare interest to contest for the Presidency in 2023.
Residents of Bauchi, the state capital woke up in the morning of Friday to see Uzor Kalu posters pasted in every available space with a call to support a detribalised Nigerian president who can unite the country and save the country from imminent disintegration.
The posters were sighted in Emirs Palace round about, Central Market, Awalah , fire service , Jos road and several other roads abd houses in the stare.
The group called Uzor Kalu the best presidential material in 2023, urging the ruling All Progressives Congress to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.
According to the group, because of his managerial skill, experience and national appeal put him in the best position to rule Nigeria in 2023.
According to the group, “This may sound odd in the eyes of Nigerians especially those nursing the intention to run for the number one seat in the land, be that as it may, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s acceptability demonstrates the settled resolve of the youths in the 19 Northern states to support him succeed President Muhammadu Buhari”.
Effort to get to speak to the Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Congress Aliyu Jalla failed but an official of the party who does not want his name in the paper because he is not authorized to speak said that, “The party is yet to adopt a president candidate, we are planning for national convention and the group is right to support the candidate of their choice”.
He also said that, “we all know Kalu as a result-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the current administration, Kalu is one of the best bet for the APC in 2023. He is a presidential material with experience in the private sector; executive and legislative arms of government, We are totally convinced that what Nigeria needs right now is a courageous and vibrant leader who is capable of managing a complex nation like Nigeria. That resourceful manager Kalu us one of them”
Uzor Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, has been called upon by several Northern and Southern leaders, Civil Society Groups and youth groups to run for office of the president, even though he refused to heed their calls, insisting that he is only interested in returning to the Senate until Northern youths took him to Bauchi High court asked Court to compel him to contest leading him to recently declared his interest in the seat.