By Christian George
Barely hours to the National Assembly election, the All Progressives Congress has suspended the Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged offenses including anti-party activities.
In a letter, the party stated that Kalu’s suspension takes immediate effect.
According to Vanguard, Kalu has been at loggerheads with the leadership and members of Abia APC over the allegations the former Abia Governor has been undermining and sabotaging the party in the state.
In the letter jointly signed by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Paul Nwabuisi, State Secretary, Chief Chidi Avajah, and the State Chairman, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu, dated February 21, Kalu was suspended for “acts of disobedience and gross anti-party activities”.
It further stated that the former Abia state governor “has remained unrepentant and without remorse despite several warnings”.
The party explained that Kalu’s suspension came after “thorough investigations and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee set up by the Igbere Ward A in Bende Local Government of Abia State,” adding that his suspension was in consonance with Article 21B(i-v) of the APC Constitution, which he violated.
Other accusations labeled against him include working against the APC governorship candidate, Chief Ikechi Emenike as well as promoting the interests of the Action Peoples Party against Abia APC where his younger brother, Mascot Uzor Kalu is the governorship candidate.
The letter reads in part,”…you are hereby suspended from the All Progressives Congress. ”
While refuting the claim of working against APC, he stressed that the APC governorship candidate never informed him formally that he was in the governorship race.
However, Kalu in an interview last Tuesday affirmed his support to his younger brother, Mascot, claiming that he is fit to lead.