Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia State, has said he can never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because the All Progressives Congress, APC, was “where all Nigerians of note are sitting”.
Kalu, a chieftain of the APC, said this while noting that politicians were defecting because of their personal interest and “not in the interest of the people’’. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Kalu attributed the trend of defection to the lack of ideology among the nation’s political class. According to the business mogul, politicians should learn to play politics of ideology.
He said, “Those politicians that are defecting are doing so for their selfish interest because they felt that they would not get the ticket from their former parties. “You saw that when I left the Peoples Democratic Party I did not return rather, I joined APC because it meets my expectations and that is where all Nigerians of note are sitting.’’ Kalu also assured that he was determined to bring the Southeast geo-political zone into the mainstream of the nation’s politics.
“I am currently working hard day and night to ensure that APC wins the governorship and National Assembly positions in all the states in the zone. “My ambition is to make sure that I bring the South-east to sit where other Nigerians are sitting and we must achieve it in 2019,’’ he said.