In a press conference with media on Tuesday before the start of the plenary, Uzor-Kalu referred to Tinubu as a strategic leader and said it was in no way personal for him to not back a South-East candidate.
“Presidency is not a regional matter,” he declared. I requested from the political parties that the South-East be zoned for the president. I had to resign after they failed to accomplish that and since the presidency is not a local concern.
I have no issue with the Igbo man holding the office of president, but we must involve other Nigerians. No matter how well-liked you are, it won’t work if we don’t involve other Nigerians. It’s the Nigerian president, not the Igbo president.
“I’m a true-blue Igbo man. I am also fundamentally a Nigerian. It’s party business because if somebody from the Southeast had been put forward for the presidency, I would have been it. I have nothing against any of the candidates,” he replied.