2023 Presidency? Tinubu Finally Opens Up on Why He Visited Orji Kalu in Abuja

2023 Presidency? Tinubu Finally Opens Up on Why He Visited Orji Kalu in Abuja

  • APC national leader said he and Senator Orji Kalu discussed the way forward for Nigeria on Saturday, November 20
  • Tinubu had held a closed-door meeting which lasted over two hours with Senator Kalu at the latter's residence in Abuja
  • The former Lagos state governor who is believed to be eyeing the presidency in 2023 said they discussed at the meeting that Nigeria is greater than any one’s personal ambition

FCT, Abuja - The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has opened up what he discussed with Senator Orji Kalu in his Abuja residence on Saturday, November 20.

Tinubu who is strongly believed to be nursing a presidential ambition in 2023 was at Kalu’s residence for over two hours of closed-door meeting.

2023: Tinubu Reveals What He Discussed with Orji Kalu in Abuja
APC leader Bola Tinubu visits Senator Orji Kalu in Abuja on Saturday, November 20. Photo credit: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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Speaking after the meeting, the former governor of Lagos state said his meeting with Kalu “centred on the development of the country”, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

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His words:

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“We discussed the way forward for the country and this country is important and greater than any one’s personal ambition.
“We have been together and concerned about the stability, progress, development and security of the country.
“The future of our youth is more critically important than selfish and personal intentions."

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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, 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.

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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.

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In another report, a pro-Tinubu group, Youths Earnestly Ask for Tinubu (YEAT), threw its weight behind the APC leader as a potential candidate for president in 2023.

It was reported that YEAT national president, Nimjul Nansak Pennap, who spoke to reporters in Jos, the Plateau state capital on Thursday, November 18, said that the group will campaign across Nigeria to drum support for Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He said that Tinubu has what it takes to sustain the strides of President Buhari in tackling insecurity, corruption and making life better for the average Nigerian.

Source: Legit.ng

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