The Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has declared that Igbos of the South-East geopolitical zone will be the greatest beneficiaries of Bola Tinubu`s Presidency if he wins in 2023.
Kalu stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists.
Kalu, who claimed that he is optimistic of his position because the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate was a strategist, said: “Let me be honest with you, we were governors together, he is a strategist, he will make the presidency benefit the Igbos.
“The Igbo people are going to be the biggest beneficiary of Tinubu’s presidency and you will see it. Hold me responsible.”
Affirming that he was not against a president of Igbo extraction, Kalu however noted that becoming Nigeria’s president was not a regional issue.
He said: “I have no problem with an Ibo man becoming president, but we have to do it with other Nigerians.
“If you don’t do it with other Nigerians, it’s not going to work, no matter how popular you are, this is president of Nigeria not the president of Igbo land.
“Mind you, I am an Ibo man to the core, I am also a Nigerian to the core and nobody can take that away from me.
“If anyone is to be nominated as president of Igbo extraction, I could have been the one, but I see it not feasible yet.
“This is a party business, I have no business of whoever is running, for me it is not personal, but it is political and a party affair.
“It is about a party winning election, I have chosen to be in APC so why should I vote against Bola Tinubu, it is madness and I am not going to do it.
“It is the party you belong to that you will deliver, we will wait for another time to see how Nigerians will agree to zone the presidency to the east.
“But for now our presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I will vote for him,“he said.
The former governor also urged everyone who ran with Tinubu at the primaries to come together and deliver the party.