Posters of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, have flooded Bauchi State.
The posters which are aimed at the next year presidential election were pasted by a political support group, Kalu for President 2023,along major streets and houses in the state.
The development is coming few weeks after some Northern youths took Kalu to Bauchi State High Court and asked the court to compel him to contest for President in 2023.
Residents of Bauchi , the state capital wake up in the morning to see Kalu posters everywhere with a call to support for a detribalised Nigerian president who can unite the country and save the country from imminent disintegration.
The posters were sighted at the Bauchi Emir’s Palace round about, Central Market, Awalah , fire service , Jos road and several other roads and houses in the stare.
The group described Kalu as the best presidential material in 2023, urging him to run on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress
The group urged the APC to commence a process of adopting Kalu as the sole candidate of the party owing to his managerial skill, experience and national appeal which it argues put him in the best position to rule Nigeria in 2023.
ffort to speak to the Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Congress Aliyu Jalla on the posters proved abortive.
An official of the party who preferred anonymity said, “The party is yet to adopt a particular candidate, we are planning for our national convention and the group is right to support the candidate of their choice
“We all know Kalu as a result-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the current administration, Kalu is one of the best bet for the APC in 2023. He is a presidential material with experience in the private sector; executive and legislative arms of government; We are totally convinced that what Nigeria needs right now is a courageous and vibrant leader who is capable of managing a complex nation like Nigeria. That resourceful manager Kalu us one of them.”
Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, has been called upon by several Northern and Southern leaders, Civil Society Groups and youth groups to run for office of the president, even though Kalu refused to heed their call, insisting that he is only interested in returning to the Senate, northern youths took him to Bauchi High court asked Court to compel him to contest.