The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, has called on the President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (back), to elect a new Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the presidential candidate for the All Progressive Congress.
Kalu, in a statement on Thursday, emphasized that the only way to achieve unity is to work for a Nigerian president.
He pointed out that former Nigerians and presidential aspirants understand that no money can buy the office of Nigerian president better for everyone.
Kalu, who represents the Senate North Abia North Senator in Red Chambers, said if the presidential candidates continue to cast money, most delegates will collect the money but continue to vote according to their conscience.
According to him, if the money could buy the office of the president of Nigeria, Late MKO Abiola could have bought it with more change. If money could buy a president, former president Goodluck Jonathan could buy a presidential seat in 2015.
“I urge President Muhammadu Buhari to consider giving Nigeria a man who can give the whole world a sense of belonging, fix our economy, protect all parts of the country, take education seriously and protect his legacy.
“The man that the people of Nigeria can trust is Senator Ahmad Lawan. Electing Ahmad Lawan as the APC candidate candidate will heal and stabilize the country as it is closer to equality, justice, and fairness.
“I firmly believe that the justice that Nigerians need is to produce a president from Southeast Nigeria. If not Northeast, it is Northeast.
“These two constituencies are the only ones that will produce the president of Nigeria and now that the opposition has moved to the North East, it is wise and prudent for the APC to go to the North East.
“I am convinced that the people of Nigeria will not waste their votes on anyone who does not appear in two constituencies in next year’s general elections and in the years to come.”