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Kalu denies endorsing aspirants ahead of APC congresses in Abia

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Orji Uzor Kalu

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has denied endorsing any aspirant for the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s ward, local council and state congresses in Abia State.

Kalu made the rebuttal while addressing critical party affairs in his capacity as party leader and Chairman of the APC Caucus in Abia.

The former governor of Abia had been accused of endorsing some persons ahead of the congresses.

He appealed to the party members to imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and sacrifice, and work for the party’s unity ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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“My candidate is the candidate everyone has chosen. I do not have a personal candidate. I want every member to understand the importance of a strict democratic approach at the congress. We can’t have two ward chairmen or secretaries, but one each. We wish everybody well in their endeavours to lead our party in different capacities, starting from the ward level to the state level,” the former governor said.

He commended party members and leaders for the critical roles they had been playing in deepening APC in the state, adding that their efforts were the reason the party was waxing strong.

Kalu said: “But we have to do more. Our determination to bring in a new government in Abia and save the state from collapse and shame is why we must imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and sacrifice, and work for the party’s unity ahead of time.

“The massive increase in our membership strength is very exciting and encouraging. However, we should not allow the influx of new members to inflate our ego. We should expect moles in the party because some people come to destroy and not to build. We must not allow them to have their way and that can be done by our collective efforts and unity.”

He urged APC members to desist from spreading falsehood and using propaganda to pit members against others.

According to him, the rumour-mongers are mainly those hobnobbing with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The APC in Abia, he stressed, must put its house together to defeat the PDP in the state.

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