2023: Tinubu Right For Shunning Arise TV Debate – Orji Kalu
The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has backed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for shunning the Arise Television debate held recently.
Speaking at a press briefing held in his office in Abuja on Wednesday, Kalu said Tinubu was right for declining the invitation to attend the event and other television debates.
The ranking Senator insisted that rather than attend such a debate, the APC flagbearer would go and sell his agenda to Nigerians across the country.
The former Governor of Abia State also accused some media houses of turning their platforms into avenues for insulting politicians in the country.
He said: “Well, let me tell you: they turn it to be an insult. If I were Bola Tinubu, I would not go there (the debate). I don’t pretend; I’m not a politician that pretends.
“Tinubu is even wise to be responding to them. If I were the one, I won’t answer them. I would shut up my mouth and not talk to anyone of them.
“Rather, I would go to the people that will vote. Journalists have turned the media into an avenue for insulting politicians.
“I get angry when I see people insulting me or even other politicians because I am an employer of labour.
“I am a politician with income. You don’t make me what you think I should be. I should be me, and I’m comfortable being me. Because I am a politician, you want me to eat sand instead of rice?”