- Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, has accused some chieftains of APC in southeast of anti-party activities
- Kalu claimed that the chieftains sabotaged genuine efforts of the party by aligning with the PDP before and during the last general elections
- The former governor, however, called on the leadership of the party in the zone to immediately raise a committee to investigate the allegations
Former Abia governor, Chief Orji Kalu, called for an investigation into alleged antiparty activities on some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the southeast before and during the 2019 general elections.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kalu made the call on Saturday, April 27, in Enugu during the zonal stakeholders meeting of the party.
The former governor said he had it on good authority that some party chieftains in the zone sabotaged genuine efforts of the party by aligning with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He called on the leadership of the party in the zone to immediately raise a committee to investigate the allegations.
According to him, “One of the leaders of the party outside this zone told me that some of our chieftains including serving ministers negotiated with PDP governors to allow our party 25 per cent of vote cast at the polls.
“We have to fish out the people that said our party cannot afford 25 per cent vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and punish them.
“They sabotaged us. We cannot be working for the party and look like fools. Some of us worked but a few went to Abuja to say we cannot deliver.”
Kalu said such circumstance affected the performance of the party in the zone in the last election.
According to him, “There is no way the APC could not have won states like Abia and others but some of our leaders did this. We have to reveal and suspend them.”
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and senator-elect, promised to reconcile the rift between Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The former governor disclosed this in South Africa while fielding questions from journalists in Johannesburg during the endorsement of the African National Congress.
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