Former Abia governor Orji Kalu has pulled out of the 2023 presidential race.
The Senator made the announcement Tuesday in a post on his confirmed Instagram page, in which he stated the reasons for his decision.
Mr Kalu explained that there was no need to enter the competition without the full support of other districts.
According to him, four of the country’s six provinces have produced a president and vice-president at various times, with the exception of the South-East and North-East states.
The lawyer emphasized that in the event of a crisis in the 2023 presidential election, he would have to appear in one of the two presidential elections.
Mr Kalu said he believed that now that the call for spatial planning was high, it should be the right time for regional leaders to challenge the South East for the next president.
He was wrong to announce that non-Igbo politicians in the South, within the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had announced their interest in running for president.
If that happened, he said, there would be no more injustice and injustice if the next Nigerian leader came from Daura, his President’s hometown, for example.
After withdrawing from the presidential race, the attorney general stated that he would like to transfer his powers back to the Senate at the end of the 9th National Assembly.