The former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor has stated that he is always prepared to serve Nigeria as president, adding that he will make a good president if elected.
Orji Kalu stated this in an interview with Leadership Newspaper, while accessing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led APC government as it approached 2 years in office.
According Kalu’s assessment, the APC administration, has also done fairly well in terms of where Nigerians want the country to be.
Leadership quoted Kalu as saying; The APC came into power on the premise of fighting corruption; premise of diversifying the economy. It came on the premise of trying to build a New Nigeria, which has always been what every administration will say. Yes! There has been some improvement in terms of addressing the security challenges in the North East and partially the Niger Delta.
But we are not yet there! And the most difficult thing or challenge has been the economy. Again, gradually, we are making some progress. Government needs to go into massive investments on roads and infrastructure; which is what the APC government is doing now.
So, I am hoping that gradually, slowly but steady, we will be easing out of recession. Recession does just go in one day. It’s funny when I hear people say we will ease out of recession in three months. It’s what takes couple of years and gradually, we will see the gains. Both the World Bank and the IMF are seeing that we are gradually going to ease off.
In his political ambition, the business mogul, recalled how he contested for the position of president in 2007 and came 3rd, which 5.8 million Nigerians voted for him.
Kalu said; I contested for president in 2007 and I came 3rd and I had 5.8 million votes. And this shows that I am a marketable candidate anytime and in any election.
“I am very prepared for the job. My political exposure has equipped me for any elective post in the country, including the highest office of the land. Let me tell you, I can manage the economy very well and even do better in the area of security. Mind you, I was a governor at a very young age. If there is a chance for me to be president of Nigeria, I will make a good president. If Goodluck Jonathan could become President, I will make a better president.
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