Former Governor of Abia State, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu has told the Igbo speaking people to have faith in President Muhammadu Buhari.
The politician was optimistic that the incumbent leader may surprise the people of South-East ahead of 2023.
The lawmaker reminded his tribesmen that President Buhari’s single biggest capital project is being constructed in the South-East, noting that the N369billion second Niger Bridge constructed by the All Progressive Congress, APC government is so far its costliest project.
Naija247News understands that Kalu made the observations on Thursday while addressing his Camp Neya country home in Igbere, during a meeting with members of his political structures in Abia.
“The President still has 17 months in office and has a role to play in 2023. He may surprise the South-East zone”, Daily Post quoted Kalu as saying.
The ex-governor said the Buhari administration’s commitment to 100 per cent budget implementation in 2020 and 2021 was unprecedented.
Kalu added: “No past president or governor in the country has been able to achieve full implementation of the budget since the present democratic dispensation.”
While urging his supporters to remain committed to the 2023 governorship project and install a person that would deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state, Kalu told his supporters to also get their voters’ cards ready ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to present his preferred successor would be rejected by Nigerians.
President Buhari had in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday said his preferred successor might be eliminated if he reveals the identity of the person before the 2023 general elections.
Reacting to President Buhari’s comment on Thursday, the opposition party described the Buhari government as a failure, adding that any candidate chosen by the president would also fail.
The PDP made this known in a statement signed by its spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, titled ‘Just Go! Nigerians Don’t Want a Successor From You – PDP Tells Buhari,’ Naija247News reports.
According to the PDP, the figures and achievements released by the president during the interview on Wednesday were false, bogus and an attempt to rationalise his failure in office