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‘Kalu running for presidency, not VP’

Posted by By GODDY OSUJI, Enugu on 2005/06/14 | Views: 504 |

‘Kalu running for presidency, not VP’


The National Co-ordinator, Orji Uzor Kalu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Usman Alhaji has assured supporters of the Abia State governor that he will not abandon his presidential bid for the office of the Vice President as is being speculated.

The National Co-ordinator, Orji Uzor Kalu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Usman Alhaji has assured supporters of the Abia State governor that he will not abandon his presidential bid for the office of the Vice President as is being speculated.

“We are not talking or speaking about the vice presidency,” Usman said in Enugu at the weekend against insinuations that the governor may abandon the project.

According to the co-ordinator, “this is coming on the heels that Nigerians have been manipulated for over 40 years, using religion, tribe and sectionalism to get to positions, and this has stagnated the development of this country.”

He expressed optimism that with the response so far experienced by the organisation across the country, there was hope that it would be a successful outing.

“The response has been very positive, people are coming forward, groups and associations. We are overwhelmed by what we have seen so far in all the places we visited,” he said.
Usman indicated that the campaign train would soon move to the local government areas having visited all the states.

We noted that politicians of repute who are known in their areas and nationally were coming together this was a clear indication of acceptance and credibility.”

Arguing that Governor Kalu is considered a very detribalised Nigerian, a lover of Nigerian unity and someone who has friends all over the country, he said: “I don’t know if there is any other person that the Northerners know better than this young man from the Igbo race.”

The national co-ordinator berated those making a big issue out of the operation of a foreign account by Kalu as an excuse to nail him.
He said Kalu did not hide this information, adding that he voluntary declared it before assuming office.

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Abieyuwa(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Otasowie means evening life is better than morning life. There is an error in your “evening life is better than evening life”?

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Naija g(Houston, Minnesota, US)says...

Sokari doesn’t mean joy. Joy is Biobela. Go to the village and ask the meaning of the name.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.