Orji Kalu Reacts Over Alleged Rift With Tinubu

L-R Bola Tinubu and Orji Kalu

Chief Whip of the senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has stated that he has a deep-rooted relationship with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that there were media reports that he attacked the former governor of Lagos State who is his opponent in the race for the APC ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Orji Kalu spoke during an interview with Silverbird Television on Friday.

He said, “Tinubu is not a threat to my ambition and I am not a threat to his ambition. We are very close friends and our friendship is deep-rooted. When I and my wife went back to Abia as Governor, nobody was occupying my house in Victoria Island, Lagos. So my children were in school at that time and some were schooling at Corona schools while one was in French International school in 1998 and they were living with Senator Oluremi Tinubu. So we are like a family and politics cannot separate us.

“In 2003 when Tinubu was seeking re-election and I saw that he was lagging behind, I assisted him and it’s part of what caused my problem with former President Obasanjo. So we’re a family and we cannot quarrel because of politics. He might have his idea on how to do it and I might have my own idea on how to do it. But all I know is that if we meet at Eagle Square I will give a very good account of myself.”


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