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Abia Bye-election: Senate Chief Whip, Kalu campaigns for APC amid solidarity



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Nigeria’s Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu led chieftains of the All Progressives Congress on campaign ahead of coming Saturday’s Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election.

Kalu and other APC stalwarts toured round the local Government wards for Aba South amid mass solidarity for the party.

Spokesperson of the Federal House of Representatives, Rep Benjamin Kalu; Deputy Minority leader for the Abia House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwu Chijoke; Former Minister for Labour, Emeka Wogu; Hon. Uche Maduko; Hon Obioma Acho; Hon. Chief Ikenna Ariwodo; Chief Daniel Akwari; Chief Joshua Jonah Okpai; Comrade Igwe Chibuisi Agu; Secretary of the party in the state, Hon. Barr. Perfect Okorie; Mr. Emelike Onyekaba among others were in the campaign trail.

The convoy of the APC team led by Senator Kalu received a massive welcome as they drove through each ward, as they trooped out in their numbers to welcome Senator Kalu and other Chieftains of the APC.

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Speaking in separate interviews, leaders of each wards vowed to vote for the APC in the forthcoming bye elections.

Making his opening speech at Igwebuike ward 5, Emeka Wogu stressed on the importance of voting the APC in the bye election scheduled to hold on March 27th. The former minister reeled out the achievements of senator Kalu during his tenure as Governor of the state, which he assured, will be replicated in the Federal constituency if the candidate of the APC is elected.

Wogu stated that since Kalu left as Governor, developments he instituted have been abandoned, assuring that the emergence of Hon. Mascot Kalu as their constituency representative at the National Assembly will mark the era of a new beginning for the state.

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He said: “Ohanku road was constructed by Senator Kalu when he was Governor; you can also remember the famous Orji Kalu bridges which are still in use till date.

“Since he left as Governor in 2007, the state has retrogressed. When he was Governor, our children enjoyed free education, our civil servants were never owed, but today the reverse is the case. Our workers have not been paid for so many months, our children are forced to pay obnoxious levies.

“As a Senator he has transformed Aba-North and as the Chief Whip he used his influence to attract developments to his zone and the entire Southeast, just recently his motion on the Eastern railway was approved and the project has commenced

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“The APC is on a rescue mission to save Abia state beginning with Aba-North Abia South, so we urge everyone to come out in their numbers and vote for our candidate, Hon Mascot Uzor Kalu.

Harping on the importance of voting the APC in the March 27th bye-election, Deputy Minority Leader of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chijoke Chukwu has drummed support for Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu, candidate of APC.

He explained that any vote for Hon. Mascot Kalu will be a deliberate effort to link the federal constituency which he said is one of the cosmopolitan areas in the South East to the federal government to attract development.


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