Sen. Orji Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip has expressed so much optimism concerning what the lot of South-Easterners will be if Bola Tinubu wins the 2023 presidential election. The statement was made by Kalu on Tuesday while addressing newsmen in Abuja. He said he made the statement because Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the flagbearer of the party is a strategist.
He explained that his optimism was coming from the fact that he had been a governor together with Tinubu and had seen how strategic he is. “Let me be honest with you, we were governors together, he is a strategist, he will make the presidency benefit the Igbos.
“The Igbo people are going to be the biggest beneficiary of Tinubu’s presidency and you will see it. Hold me responsible”, he said.
Kalu said he has no problem with an Easterner being the next president but he stated the need to do it with others. “If you don’t do it with other Nigerians, it’s not going to work, no matter how popular you are, this is the president of Nigeria not the president of Igbo land.
“Mind you, I am an Ibo man to the core, I am also a Nigerian to the core and nobody can take that away from me.
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The senate chief whip also mentioned that he could have been the one if anyone was chosen as president of Igbo extraction but he does not see it happening yet. “This is a party business, I have no business with whoever is running, for me it is not personal, but it is political and a party affair. It is about a party winning the election, I have chosen to be in APC so why should I vote against Bola Tinubu? It is madness and I am not going to do it”.
He mentioned that it will get to the turn of the East but at the moment, Tinubu is a good bet. “But for now our presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I will vote for him“ he said. He also implored all other candidates who ran for the primaries to support Tinubu.
Kalu also said that there was no plan to impeach the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari.
“We have the number to defend the President and Senate President on the floor. President Buhari has done well in most areas and we also had failures in some areas. “I know senators were agitated about the insecurity and we have addressed the issue, we had a conference with the military“ he said.