2023 Presidency: Tinubu Steps Up, Hold Closed-Door Meeting With Orji Kalu in Abuja
- The former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has visited the chief whip of Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu in Abuja
- The two political figures met behind-closed door on Saturday, November 20, amid the presidential ambition of Tinubu
- According to the report, the reason behind the meeting may not be unconnected with who will succeed President Buhari in 2023
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FCT, Abuja - The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is currently meeting with a former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
The Punch reports that the former governor of Lagos arrived at the Kalu’s residence at exactly 4:25 pm on Saturday, November 20.
Legit.ng gathered that the two politicians were said to have hugged each other and exchanged cordial pleasantries.
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They were said to have engaged in a closed-door meeting afterward.
It was gathered that before the closed-door meeting; Kalu expressed gratitude to God for Tinubu’s speedy recovery.
Tinubu returned to Nigeria on October 8 after spending some months in London, where he had knee surgery.
According to the report, the reason for their meeting was not yet made known to journalists but it might not be unconnected with some political and economic developments in the country.
The visit comes amidst talks that both men are being strongly positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
Both men were former governors of their respective states from 1999 to 2007.
While Tinubu was a former senator, Orji Uzor Kalu is the current Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the 9th Senate.
Fashola says Tinubu will address rumour about his presidential ambition in 2022
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that as calls for Tinubu to vie for the most exalted seat in the country intensified, the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, sent a powerful message to Nigerians.
Fashola urged Nigerians to wait till January 2022 for the former governor of Lagos state to declare whether he would be running for president in 2023 or not.
The minister stated this on Channels Television’s ‘Hard Copy’ programme aired on the night of Friday, November 19.
Although 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.