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2019 Power Play: Uzor Kalu Meets IBB

Former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu visited ex-Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in his country home in Minna, Niger state on Monday. Addressing journalists after meeting IBB behind closed door, Kalu said they spoke about 2019 presidential elections.

According to him, they agreed that even if President Muhammadu Buhari will not contest in 2019, the north should produce the next President.

He, however, stated that after the north Presidency, the next President in 2023 should come from other part of the country to forge cohesion, stressing that he would not mind to be a President.

Kalu defended his position that IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has gone to London through Malaysia.

Kalu, when asked if he would contest the 2019 Presidency if Buhari did not run, said: “I am a Nigerian, I am entitled to it but like I will always say and I maintain my position that northerners should be allowed to complete their second term."