…argues ‘that’s the only option for Tinubu to win 2023 presidential election’
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he’s not a house boy to the Northern part of the country.
Kalu said he’s only interested in telling the truth to power regardless of whoever is Nigeria’s President.
He spoke on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen at the National Assembly.
Kalu said he had got to a stage in life where he’s not afraid to criticise any leader of the country because of his geo-political origin.
He said he won’t spare any erring Nigerian leader from the North or the South when it comes to their running of the affairs of the country.
Kalu who advocated South East presidency, had also in January announced his personal interest in the country’s number one political office.
But later withdrew from the presidential race, citing the failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress to respect the zoning arrangement.
He then started to campaign for a Northern President, eliciting angry reactions from some of his critics who have now labelled him a house boy to Northerners.
But while addressing members of the NASS press corps on Wednesday, Kalu said, “I’m not a house boy to anybody. I don’t fear anybody. If the president is a northerner or a westerner I will tell him the truth because I have been to a stage in life where nobody feeds me. I don’t need to talk to anybody to be comfortable.
“I’m not even afraid of death. So, when I speak I speak the truth and that is the truth.”
The former Abia governor also urged Nigerians to bother less about a Muslim-Muslim ticket reportedly being planned by the APC.
He said a Muslim-Muslim ticket would be APC’s sure bet for winning the 2023 presidential election.
Kalu said, “If we don’t play the Muslim Muslim ticket, we are in trouble, and it will be difficult to win the election because the only thing left for Ahmed Tinubu today is to play a Muslim-Muslim ticket. If I am in Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s position, the wife is a Pastor in a Pentecostal Church. I will go for a Muslim-Muslim ticket. The most important thing is for the party to win. We should stop this rubbish about religion.
“Whether you put a Christian there, after all, if we win, already the wife is a Pastor and they have been living together for over 40 years. These are facts. So, don’t blame anyone, Tinubu’s wife is already like a deputy president. I am saying my opinion. I am a Catholic. This is Orji Kalu’s opinion. You cannot deny me my opinion.”