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Mascot Uzor Kalu, the brother to the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has reportedly decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to form a new political party, Action Peoples Party ahead of next year’s general elections.
While reacting to the development on Thursday, Senator Kalu disclosed that he was surprised as he was not informed before the move.
The Senator took to his Facebook account, to say that ‘I have received several calls from friends, associates, political stakeholders and leaders of thoughts seeking my opinion on the defection of my brother, Mascot, from the APC to Action Peoples Party, APP.
‘Sincerely, the National Chairman, two Deputy National Chairmen of our great party including the Senate President persuaded him to remain with the APC but he declined.
‘I was surprised to hear that he alongside other stakeholders launched the new party, Action Peoples Party, APP, yesterday, in Umuahia without informing me.
‘Well, I don’t have any issue with my brother; he has the right to take a decision on his political future, and, as a democrat, I acknowledge his right to determine his political affiliation and wish him well.’
Uzor Kalu concluded, ‘I remain the Chief Whip of the Senate and a committed member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
‘I am even more determined to serve my people and facilitate more dividends of democracy to them.’
The Eastern Updates reports that Mascot Kalu is a former Chief of Staff to the Abia State Governor. He was also the APC candidate in the last by-election for the Aba North and Aba South federal constituency seats.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Orji Uzor Kalu had earlier hinted at the potential withdrawal from the 2023 Presidential race over what he described as injustice from the South South and South East region.
The Eastern Updates