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I can build a 20th century economy if I become president – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu


Former Governor of Abia state and current Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he will build a 20th-century economy in Nigeria if Nigerians make him president come 2023.

Orji Uzor Kalu made this statement while speaking at a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital, on his presidential ambition in 2023. According to him, he is more than capable to do the job of a president.

 “Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job.

The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done.

If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th century economy for our people.” he said

After a private visit to former Military leaders, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, on Monday, August 31, Kalu told newsmen that he would not hesitate to serve as Nigeria’s president if given the opportunity by the electorate.

In December 2019, Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted for N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance during his tenure as governor, Ugo Udeogu.

The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, upturned Kalu and Udeogo’s conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over their case. He was released from Kuje prison on June 3, 2020.


  1. Kalu should just lay low and finish his term at the senate. We all know what transpired that resulted to his released from prison. Africa magic from APC led government as promised by former APC chairman Adams “when you join APC your sins are forgiven”. Nigerians are tired of criminals in the seat of power.

  2. Shut up! You think you can beat is to your loes twice? Go and refund Abia state 7b in your custody and close up in shame. Where did you leave Abia state economy? Poorest and most improverished ! Go to Ebonyi and see what they are doing with their meagre resources. God will expose all of who have this country hostage

  3. We still stand by the law,no ex convict shall be allowed to vote or be voted for. He will surely be a repeat offender.
    Give us ex gov Rochas Okorocha. He is a good dreamer and only that good dreamer makes the best leader


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