Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the 9th Senate has said the All Progressives Congress, APC will lose if it chooses a Southern Presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.
Kalu said the party will go on a political retirement with a Southern presidential candidate.
He said “Congratulations to the PDP for electing a North Easterner . Nigerians must have seen what I saw yesterday . For our party the APC , it is no longer feasible to talk about Southern candidates except the APC want to go on political retirement.
“I urge the National Chairman of the party and the entire NWC to stamp their feet and zone APC presidential ticket to the North East .
“President Muhammad Buhari has a right to choose his successor and I call on him to pick Senator Ahmad Lawan as his successor. In every democratic setting, presidents and Governors support and pick their successors . I call on President Buhari to pick a successor from the North East and that will be the equity the South East needs. With the North East , the cycle will be closest to completion of regions producing the president of Nigeria.
“By now , all APC aspirants should drop their ambition and support a North Easterner . Senator Ahmad Lawan is the destination.
“Congratulations to the North East as we look forward to a president of Nigeria from the North East”.