The people of South-East Asian descent would benefit most from Bola Tinubu’s presidency, according to Sen. Orji Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate, if elected in 2023.
This was stated by Kalu, who was speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate was a strategist.
“Let me be honest with you, we were governors together. He is a strategist, and he will make the presidency benefit the Igbos.
“The Igbo people will be the biggest beneficiary of Tinubu’s presidency, and you will see it. Hold me responsible”, he said.
He added that becoming president of Nigeria was not a regional matter and that he was not against a leader of Igbo descent.
Kalu said, “I have no problem with an Ibo man becoming president, but we must do it with other Nigerians.
“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.
This is a party matter; I have nothing to do with the candidates; it is not personal to me; it is purely political.
“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.
“It is the party you belong to that you will deliver, we will wait for another time to see how Nigerians will agree to zone the presidency to the east.
“But for now, our presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and I will vote for him,“he said.
Everyone who supported Tinubu in the primaries was asked to unite and carry the party by Kalu. He claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was not under any imminent threat of being impeached by opposition senators.
“We have the number of defending 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.