Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, has dismissed reports that he attacked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Reports had emerged claiming that the former Abia State governor, in a recent interview, attacked Tinubu when he said he would contest against the APC leader for the ticket of the party if zoned to the South.
Reacting in a statement through his media office, Orji Uzor Kalu stated that he cannot attack Tinubu as their friendship is deep-rooted.
According to the former governor, few elements are trying to twist his statement to score cheap political goal in other to distracted him.
He said, “I told Nigerians that I would contest against Tinubu if the ticket is zoned to the South. APC is a democratic party that allows every qualified member to vote and be voted for. It is not owned or managed by an individual. If I said I was going to contest against Tinubu doesn’t mean I attacked him. I cannot attack him for any reason.
“It is said that few elements are trying to twist my statement to score cheap political goal. I am not distracted. My friendship with Tinubu is deep-rooted and I am not quarrelling with him. I am not against his ambition of becoming the president. It is the choice of the party to determine who becomes her presidential candidate.”