The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Thursday commenced campaign tour of his Abia-North Senatorial District to seek re-election bid to the Nigerian Senate.
Elected in 2019 in his first term as Senator, Kalu who represents the zone at the 9th Senate has executed over 100 infrastructural development projects in his Community ranging from roads, school reconstruction, water boreholes, solar lighting among others.
Indeed, with hundreds of infrastructure projects and 25 bills to his credit, the former governor of Abia state has bagged numerous awards from credible organisations.
Arriving at Isuikwuato where he kickstarted his return quest, the candidate of the All Progressive’s Congress (APC) unveiled his next Agenda which he said will be more focused on revving the Agricultural sector of his Senatorial zone, in addition to other infrastructural projects and having executed numerous basic amenity projects within rural areas in his first term.
Specifically, Ogudu-Asaa Ward 5 Amaibo was the first port of call for Senator Kalu where he was joyfully received at Amaigbo school field, venue of the campaign at around 4pm with cheers from supporters and party faithfuls.
Along with his team, Kalu took his message of consolidation to; Imenyi Ward 1; Imenyi Wards 2 and 14; Ovim Ward 15; Ezere Ward 2 ; Acha/Amachara Ward 16 and Oguduasaa Ward 5 where me engaged hundreds of elated constituents.
Welcoming the former Abia State Governor, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Isikwuato Local Government Area, Hon. Royal Okereke assured Senator Kalu of their support and vowed to deliver the local government for the party.
According to him, Kalu’s outstanding performance would give the party maximum victory at the polls.
He pointed out that Kalu’s opponents have nothing to campaign with, describing them as inconsequential.
“Your Excellency, Isuikwuato Local Government Area is proud of your outstanding performance. You’ve redefined representation through the construction of rural roads, distribution of education materials, installation of solar street lights, renovation of schools and scholarships to our children. We are going to give you all our votes.”
At Imenyi Ward 2, Chairman Reality Organisation, Prince I.K. Ukennaya categorically appreciated the Chief Whip for salvaging the community from Erosion at Ahaba-Ehuma which had previously destroyed their houses; he assured Kalu of massive votes from the community in the forthcoming elections.
Kalu in an address urged the people to vote for all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 election, pledging to expedite more projects to the area.
“I am not the Senator that goes about giving stomach infrastructure or money to induce voters, the infrastructures are the schools which are building and reconstructing, the learning materials, water boreholes, roads and skill empowerment items that can stand the test of time.
“Rather than call for large rallies for my campaign I have decided to visit every ward to have a one on one conversation with you all to know your other needs. By the time I return to the Senate with your votes , my focus will be on improving our Agricultural sector and doing more access roads to the one we have done.
Kalu was accompanied by party chieftains and community leaders including the Commissioner, Federal Complaints Commission, Dr. Maduka Ukaegbu; former Chairman of Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Chief Chris Ajah and Hon. Ralph Ukoro; APC Chairman Isikwuato Local Government Area, Hon. Paul Uche, among others.
Some of the community stakeholders who received Kalu were; Chairman Reality Organisation, Prince I.K. Ukennaya ; President General Ahaba Imenyi, Uchechukwu Kanu ; Local Government Secretary OUK Movement, Acha Ward , Hon. Ifeanyichukwu ; OUK Movement Chairman Ezere Ward 2 Chibuiai Aguyi and other prominent stakeholders.