Former Abia State governor and 2007 presidential aspirant, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he is prepared for the job of Nigerian President as he is still nursing the ambition.
Kalu vied for the highest political office in Nigeria on the platform of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) but lost to Musa Yar’adua of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But in spite of his defeat, Kalu said he was marketable as he came 3rd with 5.8 million votes in 2007.
In an article published in The Sun, the former governor 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.”
He boasted that he 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,” he reiterated.
”I have been in opposition for 10 years and there is no other Nigerian politician that has been in opposition for 10 years as I did.
”I have just changed party for the first time. I had been in PPA and remained in PPA. To sit where other Nigerians are seated, is the reason I left; otherwise I wouldn’t have left and I had no reason to leave,” he added.