Orji Kalu: Why I Joined APC

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has cleared the air on why he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Kalu spoke to reporters after he was received by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the APC in Abuja on Wednesday.
denied reports that he joined the ruling party because of his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

“My decision to join the party was largely due to pressures from his family, friends, political associates and other well wishers who placed a premium on my political value.
“My family members are here (APC) and I am coming to join them. I am not saying my friends are not in the other party but it’s time to take stock.
“It is important to go along family lines in order to re-brand Nigeria. I am back to join where my family are.
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“If I had joined earlier at the time they were forming government, it would look like I am trying to join them to form government.

“This is the right time for me to join because this is the middle time between now and the next season to do politics. I am joining now to be able to play raw politics.”
He said his decision would help convince his kinsmen especially in the South-East that “the APC is an all inclusive party which has the growth and development of Nigeria as the reason for its existence.”
Kalu disclosed that there are two sitting members of the House of Representatives from Abia who would soon make public their decision to join the APC.
“The South-East and other parts of the country will be delivered to the APC in 2019,” the businessman boasted.