The Rest Of Nigeria Has Sacrificed Too Much For The North, Says Kalu

OUKFormer Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has told the North in very clear terms to give the nation a ‘breather’ in their clamour for return of the presidency to the region in 2015.

Kalu argued that for the sake of fair play, the North should forget the producing the President in 2015 because they never had it so good than in the current dispensation.

“The North never had it so good. Under the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Presidency, the South is marginalised. The Vice President, the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Federation, Chief of Defence Staff and even the chairman of the ruling party, are all northerners. They cannot rule in 2015; enough of the power struggle”, he said.

The former governor, who made his stance known in a statement issued yesterday by his aide, Emeka Obasi, noted that it would be the height of injustice to vote in a northerner in 2015, while ignoring calls of marginalisation by the South-East.

“Fact is we have given too much to our northern brothers. They have 20 states; the South has 16. I count the Federal Capital Territory as a state because the minister, like state governors, has an Aide de Camp (ADC). Unfortunately, there are only five states in the South-East.

“The North must reciprocate our magnanimity. Independence was delayed to wait for the North. Only once in our history have we had the numbers one and two positions occupied by men from one divide. It happened under the Muhammadu Buhari/Tunde Idiagbon regime. Both came from the North. In 2011, the Yoruba donated the position of Speaker to the North. There were no riots. Please, let the North give this nation a breather,” Kalu stated.

He further implored northern leaders not to overheat the polity by raising dust over 2015 since in his words, “Nigeria stands on a tripod (and) as long as we do not respect that, this country cannot progress.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to Kalu,what remain for Kalu to help tell the so-called Northerners is to count the number of Local Govern
    ment ares in each of the States in the three geo-political zones of the North and compare it with what the southern stateshave & yet they want to rule by 2015.Boko Haram have done incalculable damage to their political ambition in the North.The era of when North bark Nigeria severs in gone for life.2015 is either south or no election.

  2. It baffles me alot whenever i come accross orji kalu’s sentimental comments. Orji happens to be among leaders i adore initially but after carefully studying him, i realize that the man worth not to be admired. He always talk selfish

  3. Haba! my fellow Nigerians when will you stop this mentality of North or South. We are all Nigerians. My God give us a good leader whether from north or south. Don’t let the politicians deceive us with isue of north and south.

  4. Here talking about number of States & Local Governments is ridiculous, because they are created based on the population and not anything else. So now which State among the Southeastern States has at least a population of six million people. so don’t be biased.

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