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Forget about party politics, vote the right candidate – Kalu

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Abians have been advised to shun partisan politics and always vote the right and credible candidates while making their choices.

Benjamin Kalu, a former candidate for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State under the platform of Progressive Peoples Alliance in the 2015 April elections, gave the advice in his country home while chatting with journalists.

Kalu said the advice had become necessary in that in the past electorate had voted for candidates who had nothing to offer, but for the fact that such candidates belonged to a perceived ruling party.

He said that now that Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital had nullified the election of Mao Ohuabunwa of the People’s Democratic Party as the senator for Abia North Senatorial zone and ordered INEC to conduct fresh election in the zone within 90 days, electorate in the zone should be careful this time around to make the right decision and choice, irrespective of the party such candidate might belong.

“Let the personality of the candidate and antecedents of candidate of your choice be the parameter,” Kalu advised.

He noted that Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State and member of the Federal House of Representatives for Bende Federal Constituency, had the all it takes to give the zone equitable and good representation in particular and Abia in general.

Kalu observed that the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Progressive Alliance and renowned businessman was the best and most qualified candidates among all three major contenders in the zone, who include Mao Ohuabunwa of the People’s Democratic Party and David Ogba Onuoha (Bourdex) of All Progressives Grand Alliance.

He noted that the former governor would give his people good representation leveraging on his wealth of experience in politics.

“Orji is the right material for the senate. He is a firebrand politician who will stimulate the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and wake it up. He is conversant with the rules of law making,” Kalu said.