Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Ward Readmits Kalu Back to PDP, PPA

Umuahia — Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has been presented with a People's Democratic Party (PDP) membership card as part of efforts to ensure the process of his return to the party is concluded.

The former governor also received the membership card of the People's Progressive Alliance (PPA).

Chairmen of the PDP in Igbere ward 'A' and 'B' of Bende local government of Abia State, Joseph Chika and Amadi Gideon Kalu, who paid Kalu a visit in his country home while presenting the membership card, said it was the collective decision of members of the party to have the former back to the party.

Chika said Kalu's decision to stay out of politics has been affecting the people negatively, especially with regards to party politics, and urged the former governor to "come back to your home."

He said Kalu was one of the few people that formed, nurtured and financed the PDP but was victimized out of the party by some selfish people.

The presentation was done by Chika, who called on the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, and his executives not to relent in their reconciliation moves to take the PDP to the Promised Land.

Leadership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Bende local government in a separate visit also called on the former governor to return to the PPA.

Leadership and members of the PPA in Wards A, B and C of Igbere also visited Kalu on Wednesday to woo him back to the party he left as the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The Chairman of Ward A, Ikechukwu Abaegbu, called on Kalu to relaunch himself into partisan politics.

He stated further that at a time like this, when the party was restructuring, "we will appreciate if you accept to rejoin our great party PPA."

Kalu was later presented a PPA membership card by Abaegbu.

Responding to the PDP and PPA delegation at different times, Kalu thanked them for the courage and visits to woo him back to their parties.

He however, said he was not into partisan politics as of now saying his main focus is to ensure the repositioning of Ndigbo in the Project Nigeria and advised them to use their political platforms for the betterment of their people promising to convey his decision on the acceptance of membership of either of the two parties to them in due course.

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