Recent events seem to suggest that former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu may replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, if the clamour for Igbo presidency becomes successful.

A few days ago, fiery Catholic Priest Ejike Mbaka, made a cryptic proclamation about Orji Uzor Kalu, hinting that Presidents have emerged from prison.

In Nigeria for instance, President Olusegun Obasanjo emerged from detention, to become President of Nigeria. Even President Muhammadu Buhari had a stint in detention, when he was overthrown by General Ibrahim Badamusi Babangida.

The visit to Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday by popular controversial priest Odumeje seems to hint there might be a divine proclamation on Orji Uzor Kalu taking over from Buhari in 2023.

Looking at it from another point of view, Kalu is one Igbo man, the North will find very easy to trust and work with. Kalu was even turbaned Dan Baiwan Hausa, one of their highest titles in the North by the Emir of Buhari’s hometown of Daura.

The Igbos have only had one President in the person of Nnamdi Azikiwe, as president, while General Aguiyi Ironsi was the only Igbo military Head of State.

Orji Uzor Kalu might be set to break that jinx, even though Owelle Rochas Okorocha, another friend of the North, have had his eyes set on presidency for a long time.


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