The Chief Whip of the 9th Senate and presidential aspirant, Orji Uzor Kalu has denied dropping his 2023 presidential ambition.
Some news platforms had earlier reported that the former Governor of Abia State has dropped out of the 2023 race.
It was further stated that Kalu has a plan to focus on the Senate if the All Progressives Congress fails to zone its presidential ticket to the South East.
Kalu had written in a post on social media, “in the absence of this zoning, I shall return to the Senate and stay away from the presidential contest. The reality is that the North is more advantageous to win elections in this democratic setting.
“It is my desire and intention to run for the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am committed to this pursuit, but I can’t make an official declaration in this regard without the full support of other regions.”
Kalu, however, in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday evening clarified that he is still very much in the race.
He stated, “I am still in the race, I’m in the race if it’s zoned to the South-East”
“I am interested.”