Reps Deputy Speaker, Kalu Calls For Party Unity As Stakeholders Meet In His Country Home


The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has enjoined stakeholders of Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to work hard towards uniting members of the party.

Speaking during a meeting that was attended by party stakeholders from all the 17 local government areas in the state, held at his country home, Bende, in Bende LGA of Abia State, Kalu who emphasized the need for peace and unity in the party, said there was no need for rancour and acrimony within the party.

The Deputy Speaker of 10th National Assembly further called for reconciliation committees to be set up to intervene and resolve all disagreements and disputes that had arisen among the party members.

The federal lawmaker who said that democracy was about the people, and not individuals, reminded the party faithfuls of the need to ensure that there was peace and stability in the party ahead of the surge of defectors from other political parties who were on the verge of joining the party.

The Deputy Speaker thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leadership of the APC at all levels for the support he received to attain his current position as the number six citizen of the country.

Kalu said it was a new dawn in the party at both state and national levels, and assured members of the party’s commitment to all the members. He also said members would be given a sense of belonging, which he considered important to achieving the desired peace and unity of the party in the state, stressing that stakeholders would be the ones to decide what happens in their various domains.

Kalu said his position as Deputy Speaker was not for the people of Bende Federal Constituency and Abia State alone, but for the interests and well being of all Nigerians.

The Deputy Speaker disclosed that the South East Development Commission bill, when passed into law would address the reconstruction of the area, and enable it recover from the destructive effects of the Civil War.

“There is a victory in front of us”, he said.

In his vote of thanks, a Chieftain of the party, Sir Marc Wabara thanked the Deputy Speaker for the initiative of calling stakeholders together, and assured him that the message of peace and unity would be carried home.

The event attracted many party stalwarts including Senator Chris Adighije, former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike, Ihejirika former Minister, Dr. Emeka Nwogu, immediate past Vice Presidential Candidate, YPP, Dr. Kasarachi Enyinna, former Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly and Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajuruka.

Others were the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Commissioner, Chief Eruba Dimgba, immediate past candidate, Abia South APC Senatorial Candidate, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, immediate past candidate of the APC for the Ukwa Federal Constituency, Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri, ThankGod Ntaku, Chief Dans Blessings Adokiye, Signor Kanu, Chief Chijioke Wabara, Elder Malcom Akuata, and Chief William Nwanguma.


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