Less than 24 hours after the United Nation Mayor for Peace and first runner up in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party PDP (PDP) gubernatorial primaries in Abia State congratulated the winner of his party’s primaries, Prof Uche Eliazar Ikonne, the Action People’s Party (APP) governorship candidate for Abia state, Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu, paid him a courtesy visit with both leaders sharing issues of common concern.
Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu who spoke exclusively to Ikoro FM News said he was at the country home of the businessman and politician to consult with him on how to forge a common front and move the state forward among other issues.
He said Mayor Igbokwe as a young and successful businessman and APP governorship candidate share a common interest in youth empowerment, adding that it would be good to have him as a partner in progress.
On the chances of his party winning elections in the state, Chief Kalu said people view the APP as a new party, but are quick to forget that the party is made up of people. He argued that he is the most experienced among all those contesting for the Abia guber race having been in government before and therefore more prepared to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Abia if elected.
On his relationship with his brother, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, since his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said their relationship remains cordial. He stated that his brother was aware of the ill-treatment meted out to him by his former party. He added that he consulted Senator Orji Kalu before moving to his present political party.