Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Abia North Senatorial zone, has urged the people of Abia North to resist poor leadership at all levels of government by voting only candidates with remarkable antecedents in the forthcoming election.
According to the former governor, the national assembly is not for people who have the capacity to legislate laws based on the needs of their constituents and not for empty headed persons.
Kalu, made these remarks at the weekend while addressing a group of professionals of Abia origin, who visited his Igbere country home.
The APC chieftain admonished professionals to take active part in politics by engaging government and other stakeholders on national issues.
While stressing that the political space is taking a new dimension under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, Kalu urged the electorate to vote for candidates based on their antecedents as against empty promises.
He said, “politics is not a do-or-die affair and as such, campaigns should be issue-based.
“Nigeria’s democracy is improving gradually and politicians have key roles to play in sustaining democratic virtues.
“As a strong advocate of peace, I will continue to advise the political class not to over heat the polity. We must uphold the tenets of democracy.
“Elections should be conducted in an atmosphere of peace and the people’s will must prevail at all times.
“It is only when the people are allowed to choose their preferred candidates in elections that the society will improve.
“We must discourage rigging, intimidation and violence before, during and after elections”.
Extolling the virtues of the former Governor, the leader of the delegation, Dr. Aham Ukaegbu, a medical practitioner in the United Kingdom, called on Nigerians in Diaspora to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
His words, “we have come home to see the various roads constructed by the federal government in our communities.
“The level of infrastructural development in the South East is no doubt, impressive.
“I know Dr. Orji Kalu, has used his influence to attract more road projects to Abia through the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) such as the Bende-Ohafia-Arochukwu road.
“We are proud of the laudable achievements of the APC government”
While urging the electorate to vote en-masse for President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Orji Kalu and other APC candidates, Ukaegbu promised to coordinate door-to-door campaign for the APC in Abia North senatorial zone.
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