A top stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party from Abia State, Dr. Isaac Nkoke, has warned the party against re-admitting a former Governor of the state and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, into the party.
It will be recalled that the Senator recently hosted the national leaders of the main opposition PDP in Nigeria led by the National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, at his Abuja residence on Thursday.
Kalu posted in his Facebook account saying, “Received and held a luncheon with leaders of the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu at my residence this afternoon”.
Speaking, Abia PDP chieftain, Isaac Nkole, in a statement issued to journalists in Umuahia, on Friday said that Senator Orji Kalu is in a desperate move to return to the PDP
According to him, Kalu is a political liability, arguing that the latter’s return to the PDP is not in the best interest of the party..
Nkole further stated, “I’m raising this alarm because we heard that he is making contacts with the party bigwigs begging for the door to be opened for him to come back.
“He knows he is already at the end of the road in APC as the party’s structure is off his grip. His political fate is not the one recognized by Abuja. Knowing the implications for him and others in 2023, that’s why he’s making desperate efforts to return to PDP but we don’t need people like him to infest our party. The Senate Chief Whip is not the only APC chieftain from the southeast itching to return to the PDP”.
Nkole noted that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, who this year joined the All Progressive Congress, was also allegedly making moves to return to the PDP.
The Abia chieftain further said, “We heard that Governor David Umahi also wants to return to the PDP. They have all discovered by joining APC in the first place. That’s why they all want to return but PDP is tired of political liabilities and desperados without ideology.”