Senator Orji Uzor Kalu welcomes Governor Dave Umahi to APC with advice


The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has advised Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State to consult widely with other leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-East geopolitical zone for necessary strategies.

Kalu, who is one of the leaders of the APC in the region, gave the advice while speaking with Newsmen in Abuja at the weekend.

He was reacting to a possible faceoff between him and the governor following his absence from Umahi’s official defection from the Peoples’ Democratic Party to the APC held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, last week.

Kalu said the national leadership of the party contacted him being a leader of the party in the geopolitical zone and that he explained that he could not attend the event due to a national assignment he handled.

He, however, clarified that there was no love lost between Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Hope Uzodinma, Ogbonnaiya Onu and himself.