By Deborah Mustapha
The former Abia Sate governor, Orji Kalu, has promised Nigerians to rebuild 20th Century economy if elected as the President in 2023.
Kalu said this recently while speaking on his Presidential ambition in the forthcoming general election.
“I am very capable to do the job of President. If I am given the chance to be president, why not. I will go for it”, he stated.
In the same vein, he said for now he is focusing on his consistency because there is alot to be done, added that he wish to go for Senate the second term.
“But if Nigerians want me as the President in 2023, they will show hand because I will rebuild 20th century economy for Nigerians”, he submitted.
Daily News Nigeria recalled that in December, 2019, Orji Kalu was arrested and sentenced to 12years imprisonment over fraud of N7.1billlion during his governorship tenure.
However, Kalu has been released in June 2020 after it was revealed that the presiding judge lacks the jurisdiction to have presided over the case.
Following reactions on social media, many blasted as they rhetorically asked what he did during his tenure when he was Abia governor.