Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, says President Muhammadu Buhari can secure 75 per cent of the votes from South-east states in 2019 election if he is able to address problems facing the region.
Kalu said this in a chat with Arise News Channel.
“If the president is going to run again, we will force him to declare our area a special area and we are going to give him 75 per cent of the votes. He will declare and give us an emergency consideration”, he said.
“Some places like Aba and Onitsha can provide anything you need and we can manufacture everything there if we can have adequate electricity.
“Give us good light in Aba, give us good roads in Aba, give us good roadside light in Onitsha. We are not asking for you to do any other thing, we are capable of manufacturing things. Everything done in China can be manufactured in Aba and Onitsha.
“We are capable; Nnewi is already doing it and they will go hi-tech with technology if given the necessary encouragement. We have the people but we don’t have the management. We don’t have the asset.
“The people that did the privatisation of the electricity sector did it wrongly. The electricity companies were handed over to friends and that was not the right thing to do”.