From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Onitsha
Indigenes of Alor community in Idemili South local government area of Anambra state on Friday trooped out en mass bearing placards with various inscriptions pleading with Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to run for office of the President in the 2023 general elections.
The elated indigenes held a peaceful procession at the palace of the traditional ruler of Alor , His Royal Highness Igwe MacAnthony Elibe Okonkwo chanting songs and calling on Nigerians to support South East to produce next Nigerian president.
Senator Kalu had visited Alor, home of the Honorable Minister for Labour and Employment for the funeral ceremony of late Chief Mrs. Priscilla Mary Ejiakardo Amolue.
Sources close to the Senate Chief Whip revealed that the former Governor who was expected to pay a courtesy call on the traditional ruler had on a tip off from the state security services about the procession immediately rescheduled his visit to the traditional ruler to a new date.
It will be recalled that Kalu in a recent interview appealed to Nigerians to allow President Muhammadu Buhari concentrate on the completion of his tenure rather than distracting him with who replaces him in the future.
Meanwhile Kalu’s presence at the funeral caused an overwhelming sensation at the home of the Amolues as shouts of Mmiririenyi Ndigbo filtered the air as he sang worship songs and danced with the women and youths.
With Kalu at the event were former Chairman Independent Democrats, Hon Edozie Madu; Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife of Anambra Central ; Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu ; Chief Chidozie Nwankwo, Barr. Sylvester Okonkwo , Hon. Osita Chidoka , Hon. Madukwe Ukaegbu and Hon. Chibuike Jonas .
With his entourage , Kalu proceeded to the home of Chief Chidozie Nwankwo in Oko, where he was entertained by the astute business mogul and chieftain of All Progressives Congress(APC )