The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, paid a visit to the home of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia North Senatorial District on Sunday to meet with his mother, Eunice Uzor Kalu.
During the visit, Tinubu was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Femi Fani-Kayode, an APC leader and former Aviation Minister, confirmed this on Sunday.
Though Fani-Kayode did not specify the reason for the meeting, it is widely assumed that it is related to Tinubu’s presidential ambitions in 2023 and the need to build a support base in the South East.
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“APC presidential candidate and by God’s grace the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, paid a courtesy call to Elder(Mrs) Eunice Uzor Kalu (Odiukonamba), the mother of my friend and brother Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, today.
“Accompanying Asiwaju was the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and others. BAT is on the move!” Fani-Kayode posted on social media.
Reacting, one Mr Jude Jaspar Ume said Mrs Kalu has no clout to influence who Abia people would vote for in 2023, Abia is for Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
“The woman, Madam Kalu, as far as I am concerned, has no federal political clout to determine or detect the power equation of Abia state in terms of choice of candidates to vote in federal level in 2023.
“I would say without any contradiction of equivocation, Abia state is fully Obidient and Obicentric YUS-ful to themselves as who rightful person to vote in 2023.
“Tinunbu has right to visit who so he wishes to visit in Abia state to solicit for vote, so also Abia people equally has their own right to choose the rightful person to vote in 2023.”