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“ I will build a 20th century economic, if Nigerians make me president “ – Orji Uzor Kalu

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Ex-Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu and senate chief whip said if Nigerians make him president 2023, he will build a 20th century economy.

The senator said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital, while speaking on his presidential dreams and ambition in 2023.

According to the Sun, Kalu on Tuesday, said he is capable of doing the job but says his focusing on his constituency, as there is more work to be done there.

“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.

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“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.

In December 2019, Kalu was convicted by the Lagos federal high court for money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion but was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre in June 2020, after spending five months in prison.