Orji Uzor Kalu, the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the governor of Abia State from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007, has revealed that Igbos will vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. Orji Uzor Kalu.
He said although the Igbos did not support Buhari enough in 2015, the case will be positively different come 2019.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Kalu said this when he appeared as a guest on Arise TV. He said, “APC has come to stay in the south-east. Buhari’s contest in 2019 is not only for himself but for the south-east. After Buhari’s eight years, nobody in Nigeria can tell us that our region cannot produce the president.
“Majority of the Igbo people will massively support Buhari in 2019. They did not support him in 2015. But in 2019 they will massively vote for him. I am passing a vote of confidence on him because he has integrity, I am not the only one passing a vote of confidence on Buhari, the APC governors just endorsed him for a second term, the World Bank is supporting what he is doing, so also is the EU, including other powerful world leaders,” he said.
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Kalu who defected to APC in November 2016, said he did so because of the personality of President Buhari.
“I will add a lot of value to the APC in the south-east. I have been in the opposition for 10 years now. I joined Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) since 2006. But I joined APC because of Buhari. I joined because of his integrity so as to help grow the party in the south-east,” he added.