The Senator representing Abia North and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Uozr Kalu says the 2023 presidential candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has no health problems.
Kalu, a former governor of Abia State also said emphatically that every Nigerian above 40 years old suffers from one form of health challenge or the other.
“His (Tinubu’s) health is very stable. No man above 40 is not sick. There is not one, no Nigerian above 40 that is not sick,” Kalu said on Political Paradigm, a recorded programme on Channels Television.
Kalu also referred to some confusing statements attributed to Tinubu at rallies as forged statements by his political opponents.
“These are things you people go to form on the internet. All these things can be forged by political opponents,” he said.
Recall that In September 2023, the Chief Whip to the Senate in an interview with journalists told Igbo people that they would benefit more if the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerges winner, come 2023 election.
His words: “Presidency is not a regional issue. I asked the political parties to zone the presidency to the South East. When they didn’t do that, and since presidency is not a regional issue, I had to withdraw.
“I have no problem with Igbo man being president. But we have to do it with other Nigerians. If we don’t do it with other Nigerians, it is not going to work, no matter how popular you are. It’s president of Nigeria, not president of Igbo land.
“I’m an Igbo man to the core. I’m also a Nigeria to the core. If anyone from the southeast would have been nominated for presidency, I would have been the one. So, it’s a party business. I have no grudges against anybody who is running.
“So, it is not personal. It is political and party. This thing is about party winning election. I have chosen to be in APC. Why will I vote against Tinubu? It’s madness, and I’m not going to do it. Elections go along party line, not along tribal line.
“For me, we will wait for another time and see how all Nigerians will agree to zone the presidency to Igbo land. But for now, our presidential candidate is Bola Ahmed Tinubu.