Leader of the Reality Organisation in the South-East and mother of former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and her members have officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Nnanna Uzor Kalu and ex-Chief of Staff to Governor Theodore Orji, Mr. Mascot Uzor Kalu, who are siblings of the former governor joined the APC.
The decampees were received by the President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, when he visited Imo State yesterday to thank the people for voting for him as well as asking them to also vote for Governor Rochas Okorocha and APC House of Assembly candidates in Saturday elections.
Speaking at a Town Hall meeting in Owerri, Buhari expressed confidence that the APC will experience credible polls in South East and South-South, better than what happened during the Presidential and National Assembly elections two weeks ago.
The President-elect noted that South-East states have exhibited courage and commitment and so deserve the system of change to be brought by the incoming APC government.
“Okorocha and the governors of Rivers and Edo have shown courage to the system of APC. The vote of the people is their strength and if it is allowed to count, they can vote out a government that does not meet their expectations and this is what the APC government stands for,” he said.
While promising to give the South-East zone a level playing ground in his administration, he urged the electorates to vote all the APC governorship candidates at the weekend’s election.
Present at the event were the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Senator Chris Ngige, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Osita Izunaso, the Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Ben Uwajumogu, among other APC leaders across the South East.
Meanwhile, speculations are rife that ex-Governor Kalu may follow his mother and brothers to join the APC. Daily Sun gathered that the APC leadership has been mounting pressure on Kalu to join the party.
When contacted on this, Kalu said he was about boarding a plane in London for Abuja and would not comment.
Orji Uzor Kalu was recently spotted dancing shoki as the Isiukwuato community declared total support for his unsuccessful senatorial race.