Two supporters of the former governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu have instituted a suit at the Bauchi State High Court-3, asking the court to compel him to join the 2023 presidential race.
The suit was filed by Comrade Aliyu Ladan and Lawan Abdullahi.
The plaintiffs, while addressing the press on Sunday, claimed that only Kalu could rescue Nigeria as the country is engulfed in suffering, hardship, and insecurity.
They said, “we know his capacity to change the scenario, his capacity to change things from negative to positive, He has done it in Abia state, despite its challenges, Kalu turned the people of Abia into good persons in Nigeria because of his laudable achievements and leadership capacity.
“We have entered into an agreement with him on February 2nd, 2021 that he would contest for president but he is reluctant to declare his interest.
Kalu is a person with all the capacity and capability to change the narratives of a nation, he is a man of purpose and foresight, a mentor to many citizens, a dynamic Nigerian, an advocate of justice, a revolutionary politician, a consummate administrator, master strategy, he is a blessing not only to Igbo but the entire Nigerians.”
The supporters had in a suit number: BA/331/2021 approached the Court to compel Kalu to contest the coveted office.
“We are in court because we want the court to respect our agreement, for contesting as president of Nigeria, we want the Court to compel Kalu to declare his interest to run in the 2023 General election, as a presidential candidate, under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other party,” they said.
Credit: THE GUARDIAN