BY ANAYO OKOLI & GBENGA OKE
UMUAHIA—THE South East zonal leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said it has rejected attempt by former governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, to rejoin the party, insisting that he had not been readmitted into the party.
This came as Chairman of the party in Abia State, Sen. Emma Nwaka, accused the former governor of using fake membership card to re-enter the party, saying his return would add no value to party in the 2015 elections.
A statement by the National Vice Chairman of the party, South East zone, Col. Austin Akobundu(Rtd), said the zonal leadership of the party had written to the national leadership to intimate it that Kalu had not been readmitted.
Akobundu also said the zone leadership had no intention of admitting the former governor.
According him, the zonal leadership of the party “has reason to believe that Chief Kalu is a paid agent of presidential aspirant whose mandate is to destabilize the party in the South East zone.
“it is for that reason that Chief Kalu’s attempt to rejoin the party has been roundly rejected by his ward, local government and state chapters of the party.”
He denied categorically that Kalu was admitted in his ward, saying the purported readmission was in contravention of Article 8, section 8 of the Constitution of the party as (amended) and, therefore.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Sen. Emma Nwaka, has accused former governor of the state, Orji Uzor Kalu, of using fake membership card to re-enter the party, saying his return would add no value to party in the 2015 elections.