Former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu has paid a visit to former military President Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) in Minna, Niger state.
Speaking after the meeting with IBB on Monday, Kalu said they agreed that even if President Muhammadu Buhari will not contest in 2019, the north should produce the next President.
He, however, stated that after the north, the next President in 2023 should come from other part of Nigeria to forge cohesion, adding that he would not mind to be a President.
Kalu said: ”I am a Nigerian. I am entitled to it but like I will always say and I maintain my position that northerners should be allowed to complete their second term.
”If Buhari is not contesting even though he is entitled to second term, the north should still present a candidate. This is the turn of the north.
”Other zones should be ready for 2023, but for now I still maintain my position and I am not afraid of anybody. This is the turn of the north. Anybody can take me for what I say.
”Whoever that is castigating me over this my position is wasting his time. I live by the truth and I will be ready to speak the truth always. Opinion is an entitlement, and that is my opinion given to me by God.”