…insists Kalu not fit to occupy the number one seat at the Red Chamber
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, Engr. Aniefuna Ugochukwu has asked Nigerians to reject Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who is aspiring for the Senate Presidency in the 10th Senate.
Ugochukwu said former Abia state governor was not fit to occupy the number one seat at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly because of his selfish brand of politics.
The party stalwart spoke in Awka when he hosted a dinner for party faithful from his local government area for their roles in ensuring the party’s victory at the presidential election.
He, however, pledged total support for former Akwa Ibom State governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for position of Senate President, urging Southeast to shun parochial ethnic considerations and support Akpabio to emerge next Senate president.
He said, “Orji Uzor Kalu has been in politics for twenty years, yet he has not impacted positively on the lives of his immediate constituency, Abia state, the South East, and Nigeria at large.
“Kalu is the exact opposite of Akpabio, who is globally known for turning boys to men. Akpabio is a political mentor and benefactor to all and sundry.
“He is a unifier, a detribalised Nigerian who has built bridges of love, development and unity not just in his state, Akwa lbom but across the country.
“Akpabio as Senate President will give our incoming President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the needed Cooperation and support to move this country forward.
“His track records as Akwa lbom governor between 2007 and 2015 are still green in the memory of his people and Nigerians. He has acquitted himself in leadership, so I am rooting for Akpabio.
‘Akpabio is a strong pillar of strength for the APC. He campaigned the length and breadth of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District and came out victorious in one of the hardest fought senatorial contest in the recent political history of Akwa Ibom State.
“He achieved this feat barely two months back in a scenario which enabled the APC for the first time to garner more than the required 25% national votes spread from Akwa Ibom State.”