A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has drawn the attention of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the high-profile defection to the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
Mr Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip, said in a statement posted on his verified Facebook page that the party’s presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, stands a change of winning the presidency if the defections continue.
“The recent high profile defections to the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, especially in the North-West geo-political zone should not be taken for granted by our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I’m using this opportunity to reiterate my earlier position that the presidency should go North-East if it can’t be conceded to the South-East for equity and fairness.
“The silent majority who have a working conscience could protest this injustice by supporting Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso to clinch the presidential seat in 2023 if our party, the APC and the opposition PDP field their candidates from any other zone aside South East or North East. This is because when purpose is not known, abuse becomes inevitable.
“It is time to unite and rally round a zone that has not produced the nation’s president since the rotation convention dispensation that began in 1999,” Mr Kalu said.