South East played bad politics, should expect nothing from APC – Orji Kalu

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The senator representing Abia North senatorial zone, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that the South East geopolitical zone should not expect any political largesse from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as it voted against the party in the 2019 general election.

The former Abia State governor stated this in his hometown, Igbere, in Bende Council area of the state.

However, he said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC got 60 per cent of votes cast in his Abia North senatorial district.

“South East didn’t support APC and we are paying for it today. We didn’t vote. Others voted 60/40, but the South-East went on a straight jacket,” Vanguard quoted him as saying.

“Other regions were very smart. If I am the President, I might even be tougher than what is happening. You didn’t vote for APC and you are not entitled to anything.

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“If you work, you eat. You didn’t work for APC and you are expecting them to give you Senate President. You want them to give Deputy Senate President. It is not possible.

“It is only in Abia North that President Buhari had over 60 per cent in the South-East and South-South zones.

“In other zones, Buhari had 40 per cent. Next time, we should vote like the South-West: they voted 40 /60.

“We must be able to learn. This is a business. Next time, we should be wise.

“We are not going to allow other people to decide our future. We are going to demand our rights.

“There is nowhere they would share a pin and it won’t come to Abia North. We must demand 60% for Abia North because we supported him.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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