Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the news of Orji Uzor Kalu’s movement to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Eminent businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has resigned his membership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA). The former governor said he took the decision after wide consultations with political associates, followers, loyalists and well-wishers.
This was contained in a November 14, 2016 letter he personally signed and addressed to the national chairman of the party.
The letter was made available to the media yesterday: “It is with a heavy heart, full of precious memories, profound appreciation and goodwill that I write to inform you of my decision to quit my membership of the PPA.
“As a founding member of the PPA, in 2006 and a former chairman of the BoT, I have been fortunate to have witnessed first hand, the growth of a party that grew out of the yearning of a people to challenge their intuition and their struggle to determine who governs them and how they should be governed.
“I gave to the PPA and that struggle the better part of my political life and the time has come for me to say thank you for the opportunity to have served a worthy cause, and to have been your flag bearer as candidate for the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I must move on now and as Tennyson reminds us, “Though much has been taken, much still abides and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.
“And so, today, I officially resign my membership.
Thank you and may God continue to guide the affairs of the PPA under your reign as national chairman.’’
PPA which was founded by Kalu in 2006, produced Chief T. A Orji and Chief Ikedi Ohakim as governors of Abia and Imo states respectively in the 2007 polls.
Nigerians described the former governor’s move as an attempt to escape the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission probe.
They said he was now a saint now that he was a member of the ruling party.
Read the reactions below:
Nnadi Chris Ifeanyi wrote:
“At list he is now a born again as all his sins are forgiven, if u are on the opposition u are corrupt but the moment u defect to the ruling party u are free from all bondage”
Oguzie Ignatius wrote: Son, you are welcome. Go, your sins are forgiven and sin no more!!!
Femi Gbolahan wrote: To my understanding this man is nursing presidency……… Yeye man.
Andrew Nwosu wrote: It is now loot and simply defect to APC, is as easy as ABC. He’s already under probe, by EFCC we just wait and see.
Ubi Anang wrote: From today you are a saint. Go enjoy the citizens loots you amassed. No regional and partisan DSS.AND EFCC persecution anymore. I salute these shrewd political elites from North and I pray our president capitalise on this goodwill to write his name in gold