Did APC In Abia State Humiliate Orji Uzor-Kalu Or What Exactly Happened To Him?

Orji Uzor-Kalu.

Imagine that the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu was screened out by the All Progressives Congress, APC’s leadership in Abia State as an aspirant to represent Abia North in the senate in 2019.


Shocking too is the fact that Dr. Kalu has in the past few months embarked on massive community developmental projects such as feeding the poor in the zone, giving small interest loans to indigent business men and women in the various communities making up the zone and so many other things which I personally felt was deceptive and ill timed as the people are getting wiser by the day and they know you have an ambition immediately you come to them towards election period to start sharing gifts and giving them money.

I have had opportunities to speak with friends who have political ambitions to start early because time is coming in Nigeria when Nigerians will go to the voting booths on empty stomachs, reject every form of inducements and still vote the candidate of their choice, which is why politicians should use their heads well when dealing with people as no one has monopoly of wisdom anymore.

So, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu felt he would be able to push his weight around, especially as the former governor of the state who had lost same election on the platform of the party he founded, the PPA to his former stooge, Theodore Orji who defeated his candidate for governor and had him win at the pools to become senator after the expiration of his office as governor of the state and one wonders why he thought he would win this time around after such a long time of being politically inactive in not only the Senatorial zone, but also in the state.

One-thing politicians should learn from what is happening to Orji Uzor-Kalu now is the fact that you don’t abandon your people as a politician and when election is fast approaching, you start running back home with a few Naira and Kobo with plenty of rice and beans to share, with the believe that their brains no longer works to remember that you abandoned them in the cold and embrace you with open arms and huge kisses plastered on your check with love. NO WAY.

The All Progressives Congress therefore may have weighed the option of fielding a political liability who has plenty of bad political luggage’s in the state to carry the flag of the party, at the end of the day, what the party want is a candidate who will win for the party and not spoil show for the party in the state. This maybe the reason why the party tactically removed the name of Orji Kalu but used his money to buy a lot of sympathy from Abians in the past few weeks as he was sharing his wealth to impress them.

A frontline politician in Abia State who pleaded for a hidden identity told us that if APC fields a candidate in the person of Orji Uzor-Kalu in any election in the state, the consequences are quite enormous as the relevance of the man has since diminished politically. He may still have some money to share which is why a lot of people still follow him, but winning election in the current Abia State on any platform will be a tough call because Abians have not forgiven him for putting Abia State in the mess she is in today.

Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu isn’t happy at all over this development and had this to say"....I shall fight this injustice with my last blood, as a former Gov, the APC should've directed the Abia state Party Chairman to enter my name in my Ward  register....how can they ridicule me this way after all my commitments to the party. Why?...."

His statement above shows that the former governor expected the party at the National level to pass instructions to the Chairman of the party in Abia State to include his name on the list of contestants without approaching the Chairman of the party in his state himself.

It has been said that all politics is local and this time around, Dr. Kalu got it all wrong to have waited for the National leadership of the party to pass instructions to a state chairman who has no respect for him to be included on the list which he has power over as the chairman of the party in the state.

Truth is, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu maybe on his out of the APC if this issue is not resolved in his favour as he has reputation of moving from one party to another, even as some of the cases against him are ongoing in the court, which a lot of people felt was his main reason for declaring for the APC in the first place, but the big question is, WHERE WILL HE GO IS HE LEAVES THE APC?