Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked allegations of collaborating with Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, to undermine the forthcoming national convention of the party.
He described as unfortunate, the accusations levelled against him by Dr Salihu Lukman, former Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, PGF, alleging that some party leaders are working with Mala Buni to undermine the party’s national convention.
Senator Uzor Kalu emphasized that he has never participated in any collaboration to thwart the attempts to organize the national convention of the APC; therefore he considers it necessary to correct the wrong impressions that Dr Lukman must be making efforts to create.
According to him, he only expressed worry that the creation of factions which denied the party victory in so many states in previous elections may repeat itself hence he called for a peaceful resolution of the crisis before holding the party convention slated for March.
He further explained that no tactful and peaceful leader would support a terrible scenario to reoccur.
Senator Orji Kalu warned against the danger with a single story and further advised President Muhammadu Buhari to hear both sides of the story in this case, which he noted is threatening the harmony of the party; and to resolve the issues so that the party can win together.
He disclosed that he has been friends with Mai Buni for the past 25 years, so he can’t deny him because he is facing challenges now.
He also remarked that the All Progressives Congress is a very big party with several caucuses including Governors, National Assembly, Youths and Women among other caucuses and that the directions and concerns of caucuses should be taken into consideration at all times
Senator Kalu urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to guard their utterances to avoid creating disharmony, noting that disagreement and quarrels are bound to exist.