Kalu’s defection divides S’East APC politicians

The defection of a former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Kalu, to the APC has divided politicians in the South-east Zone.
On Sunday, a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Abia State, Prince Paul Ikonne, said the recent defection of Kalu should not be celebrated because of his tendency to cause confusion in the APC.

He said: “We are not against him as a person because he has freedom of association. In politics, nobody can stop others from joining. But you can’t leave your shadow behind.

“What we don’t want in South-east, generally, is confusion. We don’t want the South-east APC to be thrown into confusion because we have prominent people, people of honour, people who laboured to make sure that the PDP did not have a free day.”

But speaking, yesterday, a senior member of the APC in Abia State, Chief Sam Nkire, described Kalu as an asset to any political party, saying: “There is no political party in Nigeria that would not jump at the prospect of having an Orji Kalu in its fold, be it APC, PDP or APGA.”

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