Kalu praises Tukur, PDP over recall of Wamakko

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orji_uzor_kaluA former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has praised the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its decision to recall the suspended Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko.

Kalu, a foundation member of the PDP, in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser, Oyekunle Oyewumi, said the decision showed that the leadership of the party was a listening one.

He particularly praised the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the National Working Committee for such magnanimity.

He said: “What the party has shown by this decision is that it cannot only bark but also bite.

“And by also rescinding the decision to suspend the amiable governor, the party shows it equally has the large heart to forgive trespasses.”

Kalu commended the roles played by the Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Barrister Godswill Akpabio.

He said that the move by Akpabio and his colleagues was a master stroke and a huge step towards ensuring the party forged a united front ahead of the 2015 general election.

Kalu then appealed to the leadership of the PDP to also intervene in the crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

He said though the NGF was a larger body that included governors elected on the platform of other parties, the intervention of the PDP was necessary because the two men contending for the leadership of the Forum – Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of Plateau State – are members of the PDP.

He said: “The PDP needs all hands to be on deck to ensure total victory in the 2015 polls.

“So no effort should be spared to achieve this.”

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