Senator Orji Kalu, the Senate chief whip, on Monday, August 31, declared that he would gladly serve as Nigeria’s president if given the the opportunity.
The senator said this during a private visit to Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) in Minna.
“I am still in the Senate, and I will seek for re-election into the Senate but if our people want me to serve as President I will not hesitate,” he said.
Kalu further stated that there was no zoning in the APC constitution, pointing out that any person in the party can contest for the position of the president.
“Zoning is not a constitutional matter in APC, any person can contest any post in APC,” he said.
Kalu who was the governor of Abia from May 1999 to May 2007 also expressed optimism that the National Assembly would continue to collaborate with the executive in tackling the security challenges in the country. “We will address the issue of sabotage in the Nigeria security system,” he said.