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Join APC now before it’s late – Deputy Speaker Kalu tells Ndigbo

 


The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has called on the people of the South East to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) and move away from regional politics.

 

According to him, it was unwise for the South East to continue operating from a minority position when it should align with the majority party.

 

During an interview on Flo 94.9 FM Umuahia, Kalu said that he took bullets for President Bola Tinubu in the South East before and during the presidential polls.

 

He urged politicians from the South East who belong to other parties like PDP, APGA, and LP to join the APC, as he believed there was more room for them in the ruling party.

 

Kalu expressed concern that the South East states are controlled by four different parties, causing their voices to be diminished when making demands.

 

He believed that the South East should leave regional politicking and focus on national politics, as being part of the party in control of the federal purse would provide more opportunities for lobbying.

 

His words, “APC will be stronger now in Abia and in the South East than before.

 

“This is the time for those sitting on the fence to hop in before it becomes late. Because we are bringing the type of leadership that will recognise your stake,” Kalu said.

 

“It is better for you to be in a party that has control of the federal purse because that way, we can lobby better. When we go with the splinter group, our voices are low.

 

“We must leave regional politicking and go national politicking. If we do more for APC, APC will do more for Ndigbo,” the Deputy Speaker said.

 

On his relationship with Abia State Governor, Kalu stated that he would not engage in a fight with the governor but would support the development of Abia State, even though they belong to different political parties.

 

He pledged to support any initiatives that could benefit Bende, Abia State, the South East, and the entire nation.

 

The lawmaker further lamented the low vote figure APC got in the South East during the last presidential election, but admonished Ndigbo against repeating the same political miscalculation in subsequent elections.

 

He commended President Bola Tinubu for his efforts in renewing Nigerians’ hope.

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