Ahead of 2019 general elections, former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on his political associates to join the ruling All Progressives Congress , APC, and ensure that the party wins the 2019 general elections not only in Abia State but also the entire South East zone.
Addressing some political office holders, who served in his administration, weekend, at his Igbere country home in Bende council area, Kalu told them that APC remained the only political party that would address the plight of Ndigbo.
The meeting was attended by hundreds of his admirers, including notable APC chieftains in the state such as Senators Bob Nwanunu, Chris Adighije, Chief Tony Ukasanya and APC BoT member, Sam Nkire.
Kalu, who was a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party and Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, before joining APC recently, attributed the crisis in the PDP to high level of impunity and imposition, and assured the gathering that APC would not make the same mistake.
He also dismissed the insinuations in some quarters that APC was Hausa party, insisting that it was an orchestrated propaganda used by the PDP in the 2015 general elections to deceive Ndigbo.
According to him, there was a better chance of an Igbo man becoming the president of Nigeria under APC than any other party.
“Let me tell you this clearly, APC is not an Hausa party as they have been deceiving the people. APC is not owned by President Muhammadu Buhari; the possibility of an Igbo man becoming the president of this country is clearer in APC than in any other party including the PDP.
“When we formed the PDP, some people were saying it was a Hausa party as they are saying of APC now, but it was the same PDP that produced former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan who are southerners”, Kalu explained.