Former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, has made sent a controversial message to fellow presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Orji Kalu made it known that Tinubu is unreasonable as regards his intention to run for president in 2023.
You would recall that a couple of days ago, Tinubu made a public statement to reveal his presidential ambition. This statement was released after Tinubu held a close door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Orji Kalu has also released a public statement to announce his intent to contest for president come 2023. At the moment, it is a bit complicated because Orji Kalu and Tinubu shares the same political party- only one of them could clinch the party’ s presidential ticket.
However, Orji Kalu has decided to play word games with his fellow aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of the All Progressives Congress’ primaries. According to him, Tinubu isn’ t in a good position to run for president in the country.
Orji Kalu stated that no South- Eastern aspirant has been given the opportunity to rule the country since the start of civilian rule in 1999. Olusegun Obasanjo ruled the country as the president for eight years while Osinbajo also deputised for another eight years. No Igbo man has been given the privilege to serve as either the president or vice president since the start of civilian rule.
Orji Kalu said, ” Do not see Tinubu’ s aspiration having any effect on the president of Nigeria coming from Igbo. It has no effect because we are talking based on what Nigeria should be. We are talking based on what people should believe.
Obasanjo had been President for eight years, Osinbajo served eight years as vice president and no Igbo man since independence has been democratically- elected president. So it is always good to think of what is reasonable and what will be more sellable” .