12th January, 2022
By Leonard Okachie
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said he is ready to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket with anybody if the party zones its ticket to the South east.
The former Abia governor made the declaration in a statement on Wednesday.
Kalu said while he has nothing against the aspiration of anybody, he believed that the South-East is ripe for the presidency.
He stressed that should it be the turn of the South-East to produce the next president, he should be the person.
According to Kalu, he has all that it takes to match anybody grit for grit and campaign for the APC presidential ticket.
Former Governor of Lagos State, Sen. Ahmed Tinubu, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and others, have declared their intention to seek nomination for the APC presidential ticket.
Tinubu had in November 2021 visited Kalu in his Abuja residence, where they discussed behind closed doors.