By Ugochukwu Alaribe
ABA—FORMER Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged members of the APC in the state to work together to ensure the party wins the governorship position in the 2019 general election.
Kalu who stated this at an APC stakeholders meeting in Umuahia decried the infighting and disunity among members of the APC in Abia and called for change, stressing that the party must put its house together to defeat the ruling PDP in the state.
He alleged that some members of the party in the state had been hobnobbing with the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu administration to undermine the APC’s resolve to win the governorship position in 2019.
He said: “We need to save the APC in Abia and give it a direction. We want to have one strong APC in Abia. We want to see one APC that belongs to all of us. If anyone goes against the party, he must be punished. Let there be peace in Abia APC. I don’t want us to be going to Abuja and reporting ourselves. Because of the time we are entering, we won’t allow this party to disintegrate in Abia.
“We made a promise to our leaders that we will win all the positions in Abia in 2019. But we can’t return APC when we are quarrelling. We can’t win when we say this man is for Nyerere Anyim, this one is for Ikechi Emenike.”