The former Abia Governor wants to become Nigeria’s president in 2015.
The former Governor of Abia State and a 2015 presidential hopeful, Orji Uzor-Kalu, will on Thursday address the British House of Commons, his media officers have said.
Mr. Uzor-Kalu, Coordinator of Njiko Igbo – a group propagating the emergence of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2015 – will address British lawmakers on the plight of Igbos in Nigeria.
The briefing will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the British House of Commons, Westminster, London, United Kingdom. Mr. Uzor-Kalu will speak on “The historical plight and precarious future of Igbo people.”
Mr. Uzor-Kalu, former leader of a weakened People’s Progressive Alliance recently switched to the ruling People’s democratic Party, PDP. Although apparently unwelcome in his new party, Mr. Uzor-Kalu seems determined to stake a claim for Nigeria’s 2015 presidential race.
Mr. Uzor-Kalu also hopes to shore up his aspiration with ethnic support. The Njiko Igbo believes the Igbos, Nigeria’s third most populous ethnic group, should produce the next Nigerian president, in 2015.
His audience on Thursday will include members of the UK parliament, diplomats, and officials and members of Njiko Igbo.