The Abia Rescue Movement, ARM said that Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, and one time Governor of Abia state is a Coward, over his attack on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Abia State, High Chief Ikechi Emenike.
In a press statement signed by the Coordinator, Dr Onuoha Emezie, Kalu was accused Kalu of being behind the contents of a story credited to one Pastor Okey Umesie, who attacked Emenike, the Governorship flag bearer of the same party Kalu pretends to love and belong to.
They said that by fronting Umesie on the story, Kalu has exhibited crass Cowardice, because he employed the antics of a guile fox. They described the said story as “fallacious vituperations, posted on an online platform in a failed attempt to demarket Emenike.
They insisted that Kalu is pretending and claiming to belong to APC but, is in reality funding and working for Action Peoples Party, APP, where his kid brother is a Governorship candidate.
They advised Kalu not to continue wallowing in pretenses and self deceit, but choose between the two parties (APC and APP), the one that deserves his loyalty, as there is no political system that will supports him to belong to two parties at the same time.
“Unfortunately, Kalu thinks he is smart, because people like him wangle their way and get promoted to levels well beyond their intellectual and moral capacity.
“No matter how hard he tries to hide, it is a certain that Kalu has been actively promoting the Action Peoples Party, as his involvement in APP is an open book which anybody can read. He is the Chief recruiter and promoter of the APP, while primary hunting ground is Abia APC, but the good news is that many discerning APC members are rebuffing him, yet, he is not relenting in de-marketing the party and its candidates”, the group alleged.
They accused Kalu of conjuring facts to beguile those that don’t know him, which “is his idea of being smart, but we in Abia State know him very well .There is no smartness in anyone standing on the platform of one party to sponsor another party, an action everyone calls anti-party activity of the highest order.
“If APP is so desirable to you, Senator Kalu, you should go there and run for election or re-election, as the case may be. You tried it in the defunct Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) and crashed woefully on the two occasions (2011 and 2015) you aspired to be in the Senate. You got a lifeline in the ruling APC in 2019 and now you are abusing the privilege you got from a party that breathed fresh oxygen into your waning political life. Orji Uzor Kalu got this favour notwithstanding that he was among those that disparaged APC in the South-East and called its members all manner of unprintable names”, they said.
They reminded him that Abia APC as well as the national leadership of the party are tired of his distractractions and destructive antics, and that he should have a rethink of where he want to beong to instead of being a clog at the wheel of reconciliation, at this time the party is making efforts to bring all its members into a united, formidable family.
“You should for once be sincere to yourself and God by coming out clean in your actions and words and come down from your high horse and be a promoter of genuine peace and reconciliation in Abia APC”, they advised. END