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2023: Party Spokespersons Should Rise Above Trivialities – Senator Uzor Kalu

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2023: Party Spokespersons Should Rise Above Trivialities – Senator Uzor Kalu

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has warned spokespersons of presidential candidates of the leading political parties against trivialities in their sophistries.


Kalu who made the admonition while fielding questions from journalists in his office on Wednesday, said spokespersons of Presidential candidates of the leading political parties, are not addressing issues as regards aspirations of their principals but dwelling on frivolous matters and invariably , de – marketing the Democratic process .

“Everybody in Nigeria knows that there are four leading Presidential candidates for the 2023 Presidential election but their spokespersons are not giving Nigerians the required information as regards programmes and agenda of their principals on myriad of challenges facing the Nation.

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“What Nigerians want to hear from the four leading candidates of the four formidable political parties, is their plans on how to turn around the Nation’s economy for better, end insurgency , banditry, kidnapping and other forms of crimes and criminalities bedeviling the country .

“Nigerians are tired of rhetorics on personal lives of the presidential candidates as being churned out by their spokespersons who primarily should be focusing on what their principals have in stock for the people across the various sectors”, he said .

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On performance of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari led government, Senator Kalu said he has tried in some areas and failed in other areas like any government across the globe .

Leadership according to him, is like exchange of baton in a race where every participant is expected to play his or her role and go .

“President Buhari and his team have done their best within the last seven and half years , preparatory to quitting the stage within the next six months for another set of leaders and by extension, new ideas, policies and programmes .

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“Emergence of leaders at any time in the life of any country is always facilitated by circumstances and situations that are prevalent, making leaders at different times, have different challenges to face”, he said.

He however boasted that as far as Abia North Senatorial District is concerned, no any other candidate is on ground apart from him, saying” in 2023, it will be Kalu vs Kalu in the Zone “.

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