Former Governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and distinguished former Senator Chris Adighije on Wednesday reinstated their commitment to ensure that the APC takes over Abia State come 2019 and to support the re-election of President Buhari.
This emerged after a closed door meeting between the duo which lasted over an hour at the Olokoro in Umuahia South LGA, country home of the Senator.
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who arrived the residence of the Senator around 3pm was warmly received by the Senator and some other party loyalists after which they both proceeded straight upstairs for discussions . After the meeting both Dr. Kalu and Senator Adighije declined to respond to questions from journalists, however after all efforts an inside source who wants to remain anonymous disclosed to us their agreement to deploy every available resource to rescue the state from the current misgovernance of the PDP leadership which has brought untold hardship on the people.
According to the source, Dr. Kalu and the Former Senator resolved to work together to ensure that President Buhari gets overwhelming support from the Southeast to avoid the a repeat of past mistakes in the 2015 election.
The source further revealed , that one of the major issues discussed at the hour stretched meeting centered on the choice of a credible Governorship candidate of the APC that will match the present Governor for the 2019 state election . He said that apart from where the candidate will emerge from that they both committed to galvanize every resource including finance to make sure that the APC takes over the state in 2019.
according to the source kalu assured the senator ” You know for long I have been on the sidelines concerning this Governorship matter because I have in been in opposition, but this time around i will put in my money and every resource available to ensure APC captures this State. We will match them money for money, power with power and resource to resource. No stone will be left unturned, we will fight with all we have to rescue this state
According to the source the former Governor was so bitter with the way things have turned out in the State especially with the level of poverty that has taken over the entire state “can you believe workers going for Christmas without their salaries? this never happened when we were in government. why won’t there be crime when people cannot meet the simplest duty of feeding their families? why won’t there be corruption when workers are denied their wages? How can all the elders keep quite in this state and allow our collective resources to be shared by few individuals? Senator, this must stop and we in APC must give the state back to the people, we must rescue our people from this poverty and I assure you 2019 is the deadline” Kalu assured the Senator.
He said that Dr. Kalu insisted that in order to avoid a repeat the mistakes of the past which has set the state backward in development the PDP structure must be uprooted by all means possible.
Also discussed is the forthcoming APC rally in the state billed for Tuesday the 9th of January 2018. The duo stated their commitment to make it a successful one.
Quoting the former Governor “The rally will be an opportunity to give hope to our people in Abia State and a new dawn for Ndigbo”.
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