- Orji Uzor Kalu has debunked rumours that he was making plans to defect to the PDP
- He described the report as malicious, adding that it is not only laughable but mischievous
- According to him, he remained a solid and committed member of the APC
Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has reacted to the report that he was plotting to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the report as false.
In a statement released on Tuesday, July 31, Kalu said the report was being spread by malicious people bent on causing confusion on the APC. He insisted that he would rather quit politics than join the PDP.
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The former governor revealed that he plans to contest for the Senate on the platform of the APC in 2019.
He said: “My attention has been drawn to a news report in some online media portals especially PUO Reports, that I am set to dump the APC for the PDP. The malicious report is not only laughable but mischievous. This is another attempt by enemies of progress to cause disaffection and confusion in the APC. I remain a solid and committed member of the APC.
“Those behind the falsehood should seek attention from legitimate pursuits. I am not bothered and will not lose sleep over the atrocities of political jobbers. It is no longer news that I will be vying for a seat in the Senate (Abia North) under the APC in 2019. I will rather quit politics than to return to the PDP because the APC is the only political party that will take Nigeria to enviable heights. As we approach the 2019 general election, preparations are in top gear to ensure victory for the APC at all levels."
He commended members of the APC in Abia state for their support for President Buhari and expressed confidence that the party will take over power in Abia state in 2019.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state announced his defection from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant on media and communications to the Kwara state governor, disclosed this in statement made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, July 31.
The governor said he arrived at the decision to quit the ruling party after wide consultations with his people and to heed calls of major stakeholders in Kwara state.
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