enate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has urged Christians in Nigeria not to worry about the faith of the running mate of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kalu stated this in reaction to the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on political parties fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 general elections as being speculated.
Kalu, who is seeking to return to the Senate, stressed that Christians should not worry about the faith of the running mate of Tinubu, adding that the wife of the APC presidential candidate, Remi is a pastor.
The Senate Chief Whip who made this known while addressing journalists at the National Assembly on Wednesday, “Let me tell you, in my house, my wife is the head of the house in reality”.
Kalu went further to say: “Even you men that are here now, that your wives aren’t here, they are the head. Like if I wear this cloth, my wife will tell me ‘My dear, this cloth is not good, remove it’.
“Your wife will tell you you are supposed to eat Akara and Akamu, whether you argue with her, you must take that Akamu. Your wife wants you to pay the children’s school fees, whether you argue or not, you must pay.
“The Christians should relax because Tinubu’s wife is a pastor and once she’s a pastor we are protected because she’s not a housewife. She has political knowledge”.
TNG reports Remi was ordained an Assistant Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 2018.
2023: I’ll work for Tinubu same way I worked for Lawan – Kalu
eanwhile, the Senate Chief Whip has said he will work for the success of Tinubu in the 2023 elections.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Kalu said he would work for the former Lagos State Governor with the same level of efforts he devoted to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan before and during APC’s presidential primary election.
Expressing satisfaction with the conduct and outcome of the primary election, he said that he had anticipated that the party’s presidential candidate would emerge through consensus.
He pledged to work toward Tinubu’s victory at the polls.
Kalu, a former Governor of Abia, said that he was satisfied that the party held the primary poll.
“The party would have been factionalised without the primary.
“The next is to work for the APC and the APC candidate; we have no alternative. I am a party man and do not shy away from issues.
“Now, the way I fought for Lawan is the same way I will fight for Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.
He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for not endorsing any presidential candidate.
The former governor expressed the optimism that the South East would vote for APC in 2023.
“I will always take my stand on any issue. I accepted that Bola Tinubu won and the whole party agreed.
“There is no doubt about his victory, and when there is no doubt about his victory, we just have to go to the field to work for our party’s victory.
“I pray that my constituency, the South East, will give us the same belief that they gave to President Buhari in 2019, which gave him 68 per cent votes.
“I hope they will be able to give APC the same number of votes,” Kalu said.