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Kalu Emerges Abia APC Flagbearer

Kalu Emerges Abia APC Flagbearer

Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has clinched the ticket of the All-Progressive Congress (APC) to represent the Abia North Senatorial District for a second time.

He polled a total number of 777 to emerge unopposed following the stepping down of his opponent, Fabian Nwankwo.

The Returning Officer for Senatorial Primary Election, Paul Onwuka, declared him the winner in Ebem Ohafia, where the election was held on Saturday.

In his acceptance speech, Kalu dedicated his victory to the people of the district and promised to attract more projects to the district.

Kalu commended Nwankwo, for his decision to drop his ambition, saying it is in the interest of the constituency.

Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate was a presidential aspirant but withdrew from the 2023 presidential race and threw his weight behind the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Recall that a support group procured the N100 million APC presidential expression of interest and nomination forms for the Senate President.

The group procured the forms for him on May 9 at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.

Mr Kalu had also slammed presidential aspirants from other regions in the South for what he described as no respect for the South-East and disregard for equity and fairness in playing politics.

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