I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN INEC – KALU
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
With less than three weeks to the presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria, former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has expressed total trust in the electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections.
Fielding questions from journalists in his country home, Igbere in Bende Local government Area of Abia state, Chief Kalu said he has no reason to be afraid of the outcome of the elections since he is sure that he will be victorious at the polls.
Kalu who is running for Abia North senatorial seat on the platform of the All progressives Congress (APC), said since his commencement of campaigns across the zone, he has been able to market his party and the President successfully given the feed backs he has received from his people.
According to Kalu, his party has every reason to win the 2019 presidential elections given the party’s performance since assumption of the presidency in 2015, citing some road projects currently under construction by the federal government.
He said, “Mr. President will be concentrating on economic policies that will revamp the general economy, with the framework that we are putting on ground, he has understood what to do once 29th of May comes, the new thing you are going to be seeing is economic surplus for Nigerians.”
He explained that the personality of Mr. President is quite rare in the country, describing him as a “different Nigerian” who will be willing to relinquish power if defeated at the polls.
“yes I have no reason to fear that they will not conduct a credible elections, our presidential candidate is a man that if he loses election, God forbid, he will give up, he is asking for elections.”
Kalu said his people in Abia North have also swore to protect their votes by policing the ballots to ensure no one tries to snatch ballot boxes, saying it is their own way of making sure their votes actually count.
The former governor when asked about his case which was recently adjourned indefinitely, he said he would not know the reason for the development, saying that he will always be ready to answer to any court when called upon to do so. He said he respects Justice Idris for his firmness on the matter, adding that those responsible for his ordeal plan to disrupt his 2023 agenda.
Kalu popularly known as OUK is contesting for Abia Senatorial seat with the incumbent Mao Ohuabunwa of the PDP and David Kalu Ogbaa of APGA.