The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has formally announced his withdrawal from the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
As the days draw nigh to the end of the President’s second term, the lawmaker said he would no longer vie for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Rather, he revealed that he has purchased the nomination and expression of interest forms of the APC to represent the people of Abia North Senatorial district again in the 10th National Assembly.
Senator Kalu announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Monday in a statement to congratulate the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who is one of the presidential aspirants to obtain the party’s nomination and expression of interest forms recently.
He declared his absolute support for Senator Lawan and asked leaders and members of the APC to do the same in the spirit of equity and fairness.
The lawmaker explained that it was necessary to support the Senate President who is from the North East since the party did not zone its presidential ticket to the South East, stressing that only the two regions should be allowed to produce the next president.