A former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Kalu, said he has uncovered plots by his successor, Chief T.A. Orji, and some of his close aides to blackmail him by printing and pasting presidential campaign posters for 2015 in his name.
Kalu, in a statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser, Oyekunle Oyewunmi, dissociated himself form such posters.He said any poster proclaiming him as having declared for the presidency remains the handiwork of political enemies, who have become more desperate in the last few weeks.
He said those behind the move are allegedly led by Orji’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Charles Ogbonna. Kalu said they perfected plans to roll out the posters all over the South East, with the major aim of putting a clog in the wheel of the reconciliation efforts of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party and to create confusion in the party.
Kalu stated that he is not seeking any political office, for now, and does not need anybody to sponsor the printing and pasting of his posters.
He said since Orji could not stop his re-admission into the PDP, he had adopted deceitful antics and actions to cause confusion between him and the leadership of the party.He advised the governor to face the reality and stop chasing shadows.
He further stated that his decision to rejoin PDP was to add value and strengthen the party in Abia State, the South East and Nigeria at large.
He re-assured the leadership of PDP, party stalwarts, political supporters, associates and friends that no amount of blackmail will distract him from contributing positively to the PDP at all levels.