Senator Orji Kalu, Senate Chief Whip has promised to build a 20th century economy if he is made the President of Nigeria in 2023 Presidential Election.
He made this statement while featuring on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital, while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023, The Sun noted.
The Senator, who is a two term Governor of Abia State, said that he is capable of doing the job.
“Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job,” he said.
“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 further added that he would be happy to serve as President of Nigeria if given the opportunity by the electorate.
It should be noted that Kalu was convicted of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion by a federal high court in Lagos in In December 2019.
He was later released in June from Kuje Prison after spending five months.158