Former Nigeria’s military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) has thrown his weight behind the Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu to become the President of country come 2023.
IBB, a fortnight ago, made it clear that he will not be supporting any candidate who had exceeded his/her sixties. In the interview that was conducted by Arise TV, he had identified three possible replacement for President Buhari.
But in his recent interview on Channels TV on Monday, the man many referred to as ‘evil genius’ put a name to the identity of one of the persons in question.
Former military President Babangida did not mince words in naming Kalu as someone he would love to see in Aso Rock.
Orji Uzor Kalu has not hid his hunger to occupy the highest office of the land since the 2007 when he contested on the platform of People’s Progressives Alliance (PPA).
Analyst believe that this recent endorsement, coming from the man who has been pivotal to power change in Nigeria, will be great boost to Kalu’s ambition.