Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, has said the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari is in the interest of the downtrodden in Nigeria.
Kalu said this on Saturday while paying a courtesy visit to Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state Governor.
According to Kalu, the interests of the downtrodden in Nigeria would be catered for by President Buhari, who he declared "is going for eight years" and, therefore, urged Nigerians to support him.
The ex-governor also took a swipe at perceived looters, arguing that they were the ones against the re-election bid of the President due to his anti-corruption war.
He said the looters did not want the country to save money for the rainy day, rather they are interested in what they can illegally evacuate from the country's treasury to the detriment of the masses.
He said, “Those who are opposed to the second term bid of PMB want to loot the treasury of Nigeria, and I bet you it will never happen again.
“They (looters) don’t want us to save money for poor people, and we can’t be celebrating sallah everyday. They have ‘chop’ enough, and they should allow the masses to chop the remaining one, and this is why we will continue to ask you don’t leave PMB.
“Buhari is our president; he is going for 8 years, and therefore called on stakeholders to support the second term project in the overall interest of the downtrodden.”
Ganduje assured Kalu that the President has never lost an election in Kano and that it will be the same case in 2019.