Former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu Moves To APC
Ex-Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu moves to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Orji Uzor Kalu made the defection move on Wednesday with a prayer that God would use him to add value to the party.
Kalu was received at the APC National Headquarters in Abuja by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odige-Oyegun.
Members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC were also present to receive Kalu.
The former Abia governor said that his defection to the APC was made possible by the persistence of some of the party’s chieftains.
These APC chieftains were said to have been wooing him for a while now.
According to him, he was invited to dinner over 20 times by some of the party`s chieftains, including the APC national chairman.
Kalu revealed in an interview saying:
“They had been on my neck, asking that I must come over to APC and the national chairman always buys me red wine.
“My red wine is still packed in his house and I visit his place regularly to chat because we attend the same church’’.
Kalu, however, said that it was a privilege to be accepted into the party.
He added that he would abide by the party’s laws while remaining a good party man.
Orji Kalu also thanked the APC national chairman and other party chieftains for the confidence reposed in him and for making him join the party.
2019 In View: Orji Uzor Kalu Moves To APC
He assured that states being governed by opposition parties in the South-East and other parts of the country presently would be delivered to the APC in 2019.
“God will help us to achieve this, but the most important thing is the ability to consult, discuss and move forward.
“Nobody is an embodiment of knowledge; knowledge is in the hands of God and He will always give us knowledge’’.
He prayed that the APC continued to wax stronger,
Kalu also called on APC party leaders to continue to support President Mohammed Buhari in his quest to develop the country and fight corruption.
Kalu expressed optimism that though the country was going through rough times, good policy formulation would help to lessen the suffering of the people.
He expressed optimism that the APC would leave beyond 2019 contrary to the predictions of some Nigerians.