Former Abia state governor and Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he would not hesitate to serve as Nigeria’s president if given the opportunity by the electorate.
Kalu disclosed this to newsmen after a private visit to former Military leaders, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, on Monday, August 31.
“I AM STILL IN THE SENATE, AND I WILL SEEK FOR RE-ELECTION INTO THE SENATE BUT IF OUR PEOPLE WANT ME TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT I WILL NOT HESITATE.
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.
The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, upturned his conviction on the grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over the case.
He was released from Kuje prison on June 3, 2020.