The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu has opened up on the details of his meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu on Saturday afternoon at his Abuja residence.
Both leaders met to discuss the problems, unity and future of Nigeria.
Speaking on the meeting, Kalu disclosed; “My brother, long time friend and fellow Political associate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu early this afternoon paid us a cordial visit at my Abuja residence. We spent more than four hours discussing the security, unity and progress of the country. We also used the opportunity to reflect on other issues of national importance. God bless Nigeria,” Kalu wrote on his verified Facebook page.
Though Tinubu has yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023, there have been reports and veiled indications that he might be interested in the exalted seat and that was also part of the reason he visited Kalu.
Tinubu, who celebrated his 69th birthday in March 2021, commands an arguably large following of political loyalists.
He has been rumoured to nurse a presidential ambition in 2023, even as political debates get intense for a Southern President after the eight-year administration of the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari who is from Katsina State, North-West Nigeria.
It is understood that some Easterners have been pushing for the candidacy of Kalu and Saturday’s meeting might also be to forge a stronger alliance ahead of 2023