The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu said some of the G-5 Peopl governors on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP (Integrity Group) will support the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the forthcoming presidential election.
Kalu stated this in an interview on Channels Television’s programme, The 2023 Verdict on Monday.
Recall that the G5, which includes Wike, Ikpeazu and three other state governors, have been at war with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
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The former governor noted that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his counterpart, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu State will support Tinubu.
He said, “Tinubu is well-liked by the North and is from the South-West and is going to get a [sizable] vote in Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, Anambra and Enugu. And he’s going to have the support of Governor Wike of Rivers State, so we’re on track,” he said.
“My governor here, Okezie Ikepazu, will also support Tinubu. My senatorial district is going to give Tinubu the vote. The puncher to give the 34, 35 percent to be on the ballot,” he added.
The lawmaker promised that Tinubu would be “a man of tomorrow,” adding that “the G5 governors are also going to be a very big factor.”
Kalu, who represents Abia North, predicted that the South-East would vote for Tinibu, saying the voters know his presidency will serve as a stepping stone to a free market.
According to him, there is no cause for concern over the party’s internal crisis as he encouraged the members of the electorate to vote according to their conscious.
He described Tinubu as a good administrator, and a candidate, who can deliver the job.
“He’s a relief to the headquarters of the entrepreneurs where I live in Lagos,” he said. “All the presidential candidates live in Lagos; we all live there and we’re businessmen there, and Tinubu lived in the middle of the entrepreneurs of Nigeria.”
He vowed that Tinubu would ensure the formulation of a partnership between the private sector and the government, “which is very much not seen today.”