Following the widespread popularity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, chieftains of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are jittery and uncomfortable ahead of the Saturday presidential and national assembly elections.
Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state and the APC senatorial candidate for Abia North, had in the past few months galvanized robust grassroots support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC in Abia state.
The campaign train of the front-line politician who is well-known for his political dexterity and cult-like followership has been moving from one ward to another without leaving any stone unturned in order to ensure victory for the APC.
Speaking on Monday with our correspondent under condition of anonymity, a close ally of the APC chieftain stressed that the PDP candidates for the three senatorial zones in the state have failed Abians in all ramifications, adding that the PDP led Abia state government has committed many atrocities including non payment of workers salaries.
He said, “in view of the general acceptability of the APC in Abia state and other parts of Nigeria, the PDP chieftains in Abia state rather than focus on objective campaign, are planning to kidnap Kalu as a way of frustrating the APC.
“The plot has been exposed and security agencies are gathering intelligence information in order to apprehend those behind the plot.
“Abians are tired of the PDP senators in the state. They are only interested in empowering their private pockets at the detriment of their constituents.
“The APC led federal government shall not condone any act of indiscipline before, during and after the poll.
“The era of violence, rigging, humiliation and character defamation is over in Abia politics.
“Come Saturday, Abians will have a cause to celebrate as they re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari and vote the trio of Kalu, Marc Wabara and Nkechi Nwaogu to represent Abia North, Abia South and Abia Central senatorial districts respectively.
“We urge the federal government to beef up security in Abia state ahead of the Saturday election”
A few weeks ago, the former governor’s campaign motorcade was recently attacked at Etiti-Abam, Nkporo in Ohafia LGA, home of the deputy governor of Abia state, Mr. Ude Chukwu by thugs and hooligans working for the PDP.
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