One of the top Politician and also an insider in the Tinubu inauguration committee who spoke to DAILYNEWSLINK on condition of anonymity has disclosed the reasons why for minister of Niger Delta Affairs God’sWill Akpabio has been prefered over the Senator Orji Uzo Kalu by the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu for senate president position.
According to the source,”Senator Orji Kalu was one of the first politicians Tinubu visited for consultation and support after winning the APC Presidential ticket. But all through Tinubu’s campaign throughout the length and breath of Nigeria Kalu never joined him or campaigned for APC.
“Tinubu had 8 engagements in Southeast region alone during the campaign. Orji Kalu never attended any of them.
“He was doing APC in the morning and Labour Party in the night. He got 49,000 votes as a Senator while Tinubu got 6,000 votes in the whole of Abia State in an election that was conducted same day.
“Orji Kalu was among the APC Igbo elites who padded a 2 million votes for their Igbo brother, Peter Obi from a region under the siege of IPOB and unknown gunnmen.
“On the other hand, Godswill Akpabio was vociferous and courageous in his campaign for APC and Tinubu. He never stood on the fence. He was everywhere. Together with Adams Oshiomole, Ben Ayade and Omo Agege, they raked in almost a million votes for APC from a PDP dominated region.
“Tinubu and APC National Working Committee is committed to the Akpabio project. A distraction from Kalu will only earn him an expulsion from the party.
“Like the Binis would say, “Once you divorce a woman, you no longer look at her buttocks”.on Orji Kalu, the party had moved on.
“200 letters from him won’t change anything. There is always a price for treachery.The source said.
Recall that the President-elect and APC National Working Committee has already endorsed God’sWill Akpabio for the senate president position.