Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is currently meeting with Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State.
Igbere TV reports that the Ebonyi governor, who recently decamped to the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is hosting Sen. Orji Kalu.
Kalu, who is leader of the South East APC and highest elected political office holder from the zone, where Ebonyi falls under, is currently being hosted to a private dinner by Umahi in Abuja.
The meeting dispels media reports that the governor’s recent defection to the APC from the PDP may have created discord between him and Sen. Orji Kalu.
Igbere TV recalls that barely two days after Umahi formally joined the APC, there were media reports that Umahi’s defection to the APC may have led to disquiet amongst Southeast party stakeholders.
The reports were also heightened following the absence of some notable political figures of the party from the Southeast at his formal defection which held on Thursday, Nov. 19.
However, Senator Kalu in a chat with journalists on Saturday, dispelled the speculation of a possible faceoff between him and the governor following his absence from Umahi’s official defection from the PDP to the APC held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
Kalu said the national leadership of the party contacted him being a leader of the party in the geopolitical zone and that he explained he could not attend the event due to a national assignment he handled.