Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has said that Bola Tinubu’s presidency will be more beneficial to the Igbo people.
Uzor-Kalu who spoke to journalists on Tuesday before the commencement of the plenary described Tinubu as a strategic leader and then explained that his decision not to support a South-East candidate is not in any way personal.
He said, “Presidency is not a regional issue. I asked the political parties to zone the presidency to the South-East. When they didn’t do that, and since the presidency is not a regional issue, I had to withdraw.
“I have no problem with the Igbo man being president, but we have to do it with other Nigerians. If we don’t do it with other Nigerians, it will not work, no matter how popular you are. It’s the president of Nigeria, not the president of Igbo land.
“I’m an Igbo man to the core. I’m also a Nigerian to the core. If anyone from the southeast would have been nominated for the presidency, I would have been the one, so it’s a party business. I have no grudges against anybody who is running.”