It has been reported by news reporters that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, met with the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Saturday in Abuja
According to Punch Newspaper, the news was reported to have been held behind closed doors for over two hours.
As reported by Punch Newspaper, after a two- hour closed- door discussion, the party national leader spoke to the press stating that the interests of Nigeria are far more important than the ambitions of any one body or group
According to Newsmen, the party national leader, arrived at the former governor’ s residence at aboy 4: 25 p. m. on Saturday.
Both officials were claimed to have hugged and exchanged pleasantries before entering the meeting room to address issues that were not disclosed to the press.
According to the source, Kalu expressed appreciation to God before the closed- door meeting began for the speedy recovery God has granted the party national leader.
During a brief interview with Kalu’ s media team following the meeting that was held, the APC national leader described the meeting that held between him and Kalu as ” strictly personal. ”
Upon being questioned about whether the visit had anything to do with the upcoming presidential election in 2023, Tinubu stated that he was in Kalu’ s house on a personal visitation. Tinubu also said that the duo also talked about problems of national importance, the economy, and other issues that were verging on security.
National interest outweighs the personal ambitions of any individual, Tinubu said when he was asked about the upcoming general election in 2023.
Tinubu returned to Nigeria on October 8 after he traveled to undergo knee surgery in London, which he had done while in the United Kingdom.
Although the reason for their meeting has not yet been revealed to journalists, it may have anything to do with recent political and economic changes in the country.
The visit comes amid speculation that both men were aiming to succeed the incumbent President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2023 presidential election (retd. ).
Tinubu and Orji Uzor Kalu were both governors of their respective states from 1999 to 2007. Tinubu was a former Senator, while Kalu was currently serving as the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the 9th House of Representatives.
According to Kalu, whose presidential campaign posters have been circulating in the East for some time, he was under pressure by his supporters to run for President in 2023 when he made his announcement.
Tinubu is widely believed to be pursuing a presidential ambition as well, with many of his supporters already attempting to persuade Nigerians of the validity of the notion.