Northern supporters sue Orji Kalu over failure to declare for 2023 presidency

Written by on December 20, 2021

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 flatorm of All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other party,” they said.

“We want the court to direct Kalu to commence preparation and put all the necessary machinery in place, for the purpose of contesting as presidential candidate.”

The plaintiffs said that many credible groups across the six senatorial zones were drumming support for Kalu to vie for president in 2023 because they found him worthy to deliver good governance to the nation.

They urged the ruling APC to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.

The case was assigned to the presiding Judge, Justice Sambo who said ordered the plaintiffs to serve Kalu with the originating summons in Abuja outside the jurisdiction of the court and he adjourned the suit to 27 January 2022 for hearing.

SOURCE: TheGuardian

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