Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has said that Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential declaration will not deter the Igbo’s from forging ahead.
He has therefore appealed to the All Progressives Congress, APC, for sake of equity to zone the presidency to the Southeast.
Kalu said as far as the party has concluded its zoning of the presidential ticket to the south, the southeast should take preference.
He told the media on Tuesday in Abuja, that while he has nothing against the aspiration of Tinubu; he believed that the south-east is ripe for the presidency.
“I don’t see Tinubu’s ambition having any effect on the president of Nigeria coming from Igbos.
“We are talking based on how Nigeria should be, we are talking which people should believe in.
“No Igbo man since independence has been democratically elected as president,” Orji Kalu said.