Chief Whip of the Senate and highest ranking elected member of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is visiting former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika in his Ovim countryhome , Abia State .
Kalu’s visit to the former Army Staff is learnt to be connected with his continuous persuasion of the General to join the ruling APC .
The Abia North Senator was reported to have arrived Enugu on Monday evening and headed to celebrate birthday of his long time ally and friend , Chief Clement Nwankwu.
Kalu who departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at exactly 3:30 PM in his Gulfstream G650 private jet landed Enugu International Airport at 4PM and proceeded to Dr Tony Okam’s residence.
The birthday which was celebrated with great funfare and hosted by Dr Okam had in attendance Ambassador designate Major General Chris Ugwu; Former Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Hon. Mascot Kalu; Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia state government, Dr Madukwe Ukaegbu ; Former Chairman , Arochukwu Local Government Area, Hon . Chibuike Jonas ; Director General, Orji Uzor Kalu Movement, Rev. Mrs Jemima Ola Kalu amongst others .
Sources close to Kalu revealed that the former governor is on a four days visit to Abia where he is expected to convince more prominent politicians in the state to join the party.
Our source also said that many former and present members of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s cabinet have indicated interest of joining the APC and Kalu is leaving no gap in consolidating the moves.
More details soon