Former Abia State Governor, Uzor Kalu, has distanced himself from reports alleging that he attacked Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor and a 2023 presidential aspirant.
Kalu, in a statement he issued in Abuja, said his recent interview where he was reported to have said he would match Tinubu, grit for grit was misconstrued.,
The senate chief whip said his comment was twisted to score cheap political scores.
According to Kalu: “We can never attack Tinubu.
“I told Nigerians that I will 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, it doesn’t mean I attacked him. I cannot attack him for any reason.
“It is sad that few elements are trying to twist my statement to score cheap political goals. 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 the presidential candidate.”