Former Governor of Abia State and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Orji Kalu, on Monday submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination form to vie for Abia North Senatorial seat under the PDP in the 2015 general elections.
A few weeks ago, Kalu’s aides under the auspices of “Aides of OUK” had picked and paid for the form for their boss.
According to Kalu’s aide, Mr. Ugochukwu Obialo, who submitted the form on his principal’s behalf, “Today marks a new beginning in the history of Abia North, as an astute politician has accepted the clarion call by his people to run for Senate in 2015. I commend the national leadership of the PDP for their commitment to internal democracy as all party processes remain transparent and this is the beauty of democracy”.
“Considering the accomplishments of Dr. Kalu in business and political spheres, he is the best man to represent the people of Abia North. I say a big thank you to our followers, supporters, loyalists, friends and colleagues for their moral, spiritual and financial support so far. I salute everyone”, he added.
The former governor’s aide re assured the people of Abia North that his boss will ensure a better representation for them in the 8th National Assembly.
Obialo acknowledged the positive impact of the transformation agenda of the present administration and called on Nigerians to vote en masse for President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office in 2015.
In a similar development, a group of professionals from Abia North, Patriotic Professionals (PP), has joined in the campaign for Dr Kalu as Senator, Abia North, in the upcoming general elections.
In a statement signed by the group’s coordinator, Engr. Kalu Andrew, on Sunday, they promised to ensure that the forthcoming elections in Abia State are devoid of rigging and other irregularities.
Andrew said, “Time has changed and we will not allow the intimidation that occurred in the last election to repeat itself especially in Abia North, as our people are ready to sacrifice for democracy. We urge all sons and daughters of Abia North, in the interest of our district, to vote for Dr. Orji Kalu in the next election”.