Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Reacts To His Brother, Mascot’s Defection
Former Abia state governor and Chief whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has reacted to his brother, Mascot Uzor Kalu’s defection from the All Progressives Congress.
Mascot Uzor Kalu who served as one of APC’s Chieftain has reportedly dumped the ruling party to form a new political party, Action Peoples Party.
The investment banker’s move comes in the wake of multiple declarations and bids to run ahead of the highly anticipated 2023 general elections.
Reacting, Senator Kalu on Thursday, 5th May 2022 has revealed he is surprised as he was not informed.
“I have received several calls from friends, associates, political stakeholders and leaders of thoughts seeking my opinion on the defection of my brother, Mascot, from the APC to Action Peoples Party, APP.
“Sincerely, the National Chairman, two Deputy National Chairmen of our great party including the Senate President persuaded him to remain with the APC but he declined.
“I was surprised to hear that he alongside other stakeholders launched the new party, Action Peoples Party, APP, yesterday, in Umuahia without informing me.
“Well, I don’t have any issue with my brother; he has the right to take a decision on his political future, and, as a democrat, I acknowledge his right to determine his political affiliation and wish him well.”
Concluding, Uzor Kalu reiterated his commitment to APC and his duty as the Chief Whip of the Senate.
“I remain the Chief Whip of the Senate and a committed member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Meanwhile, Mascot Kalu, a renowned former Chief of Staff to the Abia State Governor was APC’s candidate in the last by-election for the Aba North and Aba South federal constituency seats.
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