The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has expressed shock following the defection of his brother, Mascot Uzor Kalu, from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Mascot dumped the APC to form a new political party, Action Peoples Party (APP).
Recall that Mascot Kalu was a former Chief of Staff to the Abia State Governor and the APC candidate in the last by-election for the Aba North and Aba South federal constituency seats.
Reacting in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu stated that the leadership of the APC tried its best to prevent his brother from leaving.
While expressing surprise, the APC stalwart admitted that his brother was free to choose whatever association he wants to belong to.
Orji Kalu said, “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.
“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.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News
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