Buhari’s Self Appointed Campaign Manager, Orji Uzor Kalu Woos South East Ahead of 2019

By Ikenga Chronicles December 10, 2016

Buhari’s Self Appointed Campaign Manager, Orji Uzor Kalu Woos South East Ahead of 2019

The South East which is generally believed to be the stronghold of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might soon dump the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if Orji Uzor Kalu is to have his way.

The recently defected former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has called on South Easterners to embrace the ruling party.

Kalu who political sources believe is the South East campaign manager of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2019 made this call during an interaction with journalists at his “Camp Neya” country home at Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of the state.

He argued that the people of the South-East would benefit more if they quit the opposition camp and stood with the decision makers in the ruling party.

“Ndigbo should join APC to enable them to sit where other Nigerians are seated to decide on how to move the nation forward.”

“The APC electoral victories in Edo and Ondo clearly showed the popularity of the party.”

“So, I did not make mistake in taking the Igbos into national politics, where other Nigerians are seated; that is where I want the Igbos to sit.”

“So, there is nothing wrong in our joining APC for us to be able to sit where other Nigerians are seated. That is more important to me.”

Kalu commended Buhari for fulfilling his promise to resume work on federal roads in the South-East.

“During my visit to the president, he made a promise to me and other leaders three months ago that all the contractors would be back to the federal roads before the end of November.”

“Today, if you go to every federal road in Eastern Nigeria, you will see that all the contractors are back fully and this is why I joined APC.”

“I didn’t join the party on selfish basis; I joined because the president made a promise and I have seen that the contractors are back to site.”

“And if they are back, why can’t I believe him? He will do more” Mr. Kalu said.

He said his interest was for the South East to have good roads, security and opportunities to trade and achieve prosperity.

On the current economic recession in the country, Kalu, who is also a renowned businessman, said: “All nations of the world are going through recession; Nigeria is not an exception.”

“I am an international businessman; I am crying in all the countries I am doing business. From one country to the other, the story is the same; so we are crying there as we are crying in Nigeria.”

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