Senator Orji Kalu has accused Edwin Clark of forsaking the South-East in his bid for the presidency in 2023.
Despite the fact that Clark is a patriotic Nigerian, he believes Clark’s “late-night” support for the South-East is worrisome.
The former Abia Governor pondered why Clark and others couldn’t do it two years ago in a statement released on Thursday.
Chief Clark understands the South-East can’t obtain any party’s ticket in an open election without a gentlemen agreement, according to Kalu.
The legislator is endorsing Ahmad Lawan for the presidency of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“If aspirants from the South-West and South-South cannot support their brothers from the South-East, It is only politically correct to support the North-East geo-political zone”, he noted.
Kalu said it would be the shortest route for the South-East zone to produce the president “after 8 years instead of waiting for another 16 years”.
The Senate Chief Whip expressed shock that Clark didn’t call the majority of Southerners, “including governors working against the South-East to order or the names he called me”.
He quipped: “What did you say or do when all the aspirants from South-South and South-West were buying forms to run against South Easterners who have always supported them?
“If you meant well for the South East, you could have discouraged other aspirants against running for President.
“Nothing stops the South supporting only presidential aspirants from the South East. The betrayers are those who don’t care about South. We are wiser.”
Kalu told Clark that majority of the Southerners “in his party (PDP) are secretly supporting a Northeasterner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari”.
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