2019: Abia Community Speaks On Kalu’s NASS Candidature

The people of Igbere community in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Saturday, joined hundreds of other communities that have endorsed the All Progressives Congress candidate for Abia North Senatorial election, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu.

We Kalu’s Ward to Ward tour in their addresses reiterated their support for the election of all APC candidates in the state.

The jubilant people of Amaoji, Amayi Igbere who trooped out in their numbers, said they specifically came to thank the former governor for the special love he has for them, which according to them, was demonstrated during his time as governor between 1999-2007 through massive infrastructural development, peace and inclusiveness of Bende local government council.

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“OUK do not need to campaign in Bende because he has done a lot for us. He gave our people appointments, free education and extended so much goodwill to us. He built skills-acquisition centres through which our people got employed. Since he left office, the PDP government has continued to dish one lie after another. They spent ecological funds recklessly and never used it for the purpose it was appropriated.

“The one in the senate called Ohuabunwa doesn’t even deserve to be a councillor. He has done nothing for us and we can’t accept failures. The translation of his name means that he has rejected himself, so how can we accept a man that rejected himself?”, spokesperson for the community questioned the crowd.

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Continuing, the people noted with delight that the last project executed in their community was done by Orji Uzor Kalu during his time as governor, stressing that they had missed to witness massive development projects ever since he left office.

“Your Excellency, we are here to tell you that you are doing very well. We are core supporters of capacity representation and good governance.

“We are happy to engage you in person. We are glad to inform you of our full support for your Senate ambition. We believe in you and we will massively vote for you.”

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The community leaders speaking in different capacity, re-assured Dr. Kalu of victory and their continued support, prayers and solidarity.

While assuring the people that an APC government in the state would return free education in Abia which his administration put in place, Dr. Kalu said that “President Muhammadu Buhari made the single largest investment in Nigeria in Igbo land, which is the second Niger bridge,” and urged them to vote for APC at all levels.

“The truth is that my coming here today is for a meeting, we are not here to campaign. I am here to thank you all for standing tall with me since 1999,” he added.

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