A presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has declared that the national leader of the party and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, will not be an obstacle to him in his bid to become the next president of Nigeria.
He stated this on Friday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today which was moniored by Africa Today News, New York, where he spoke about his plans for the country if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
When quizzed on whether he sees the former governor as a threat, Kalu answered, ‘No! and I am not a threat to his ambition. By the time we meet in Eagles Square, this issue will be settled.
‘Mind you, politics is not only about money; it is about the people you are going to govern … the people of the north-west, the people of north-east, the people of north-central, the people of the south-east, the people of the south-west, and the people of south-south, and we have the people. I can move the people and the people are with me.’
Both Kalu and Tinubu are chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and served as governors between 1999 and 2007.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that last November, Tinubu visited Kalu at his Abuja residence where both held a meeting behind closed doors, amid speculations that the former was eyeing the highest office in the land.
Barely two months after the meeting, the former Lagos State governor put an end to the rumours after he said he had informed President Buhari of his intention to succeed him.
Although Kalu admitted that he had no plan to become president when Tinubu visited him, he explained that certain circumstances prompted him to have a rethink.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK