A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has taken his campaign for the emergence in 2015 of a president of Igbo extraction in Nigeria to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. Kalu on Monday met with Nigerians in the DRC to sell his message to them.
The meeting, which was well attended, saw the former governor defending the reasons why the Igbo must produce the president of Nigeria in 2015.
Mr. Kalu, who was received by over 700 Nigerians living in the DRC at the N’Djili International Airport, DRC, said the Igbos had been marginalised in terms of occupying the leadership position in Nigeria.
Among those who attended the meeting from Nigeria with Mr. Kalu, the Coordinator of Njiko Igbo, were Braddy Nwosu, the acting Publicity Secretary of Njiko Igbo, and Dozie Madu.
Those who received Orji Kalu included Orozo Ife, President of Njiko Igbo, DRC; Prof. Chukwu Aka of the University of Kinshasa; Mike Smith, the Managing Director of United Mining Company, chaired by Kalu; D.D. Kali, the Managing Director of International Insurance, DRC; and Felicita Singer, daughter of former foremost Chief of Army Staff, DRC and Managing Director, First International Bank.
Mr. Kalu while thanking everyone who came to honour him, admonished them to be law abiding citizens of Nigeria in the DRC by engaging in lawful businesses.
He informed them of the aims and objectives of Njiko Igbo, which he described as a platform for the integration of all Igbo sons and daughters both at home and in Diaspora irrespective of age, religion and political party for a common voice towards the attainment of national leadership position.
In response to a question by Mr. Aka, who asked whether Mr. Kalu belongs to any political party, he answered: “I am not in partisan politics.
“We are working hard to bring political parties in Igboland, namely APGA, PPA, UPP together to ensure a mega regional platform for the achievement of Igbo president in 2015.”
– Premium Times