The re-election bid of the Senate Chief Whip and lawmaker representing Abia North district, Orji Uzor Kalu, may be under threat as stakeholders of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the zone have vowed to punish him for alleged anti-party activities.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the stakeholders, known as Concerned Members of Abia North APC, accused Kalu of pursuing only his interest and his family’s interest to the detriment of the entire zone.
The stakeholders who addressed a press conference Tuesday in Umuahia, Abia State capital accused Kalu of promoting the governorship ambition of his younger brother who is in another party, against the APC gubernatorial flag-bearer, Ikechi Emenike.
Spokesman of the disgruntled APC members, Kingsley Okorie, alleged that the former governor is going about campaigning against APC governorship candidate and asking his constituents to vote for his brother who is in All People’s Party (APP).
“At several town hall meetings, he tells us to vote APC for presidential and national assembly elections but APP in the governorship poll”, he alleged.
“We have henceforth, withdrawn our support for Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the following reasons: supporting his younger brother’s governorship ambition against the APC candidate; not showing interest in Abia APC activities; championing causes that have no bearing on Abia North”, the stakeholders said.
However, when contacted Kalu denied working against APC.
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