Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Kalu, on Tuesday, paid a visit to a former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.).
Senator Kalu, fondly called OUK, is a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and highest ranking elected officer of the Party in the South East region.
The senator today visited Ihejirika in his Ovim country home, Abia State. Kalu’s visit to the former army staff is connected with his continuous persuasion of the retired general to join the APC.
The Abia North Senator was reported to have arrived Enugu Monday evening and headed to celebrate birthday of his long time ally and friend, Chief Clement Nwankwu.
Kalu who departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at exactly 3:30PM in his Gulfstream G650 private jet, landed the Enugu International Airport at 4PM and proceeded to Dr Tony Okam’s residence.
The birthday which was celebrated with great funfare and hosted by Dr Okam, had in attendance Ambassador-designate, Major General Chris Ugwu; former Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu; former Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia state government, Dr Madukwe Ukaegbu; former Chairman, Arochukwu Local Government Area, Hon. Chibuike Jonas; Director General, Orji Uzor Kalu Movement, Rev. (Mrs) Jemima Ola Kalu, amongst others.
Sources close to Kalu Tuesday night revealed that the former governor is on a four-day visit to Abia where he is expected to convince more prominent politicians in the state to join the party.
Our source also said that many former and present members of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s cabinet have indicated interest of joining the APC, and Kalu is leaving no gap in consolidating the moves.