Kalu Calls For Free And Fair Elections
A senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Abia state, Orji Kalu, has reacted to the reports that he is conspiring with the Independent National Electoral Commission, to rig Saturday’s election.
Kalu in his statement claimed that he believes in democracy, hence would not connive with INEC to falsify election results.
The Former Governor of Abia State stated this while addressing his supporters at Igbere.
Kalu stated that his popularity across the state would give him victory, hence he does not have to rig the Saturday election.
“As a firm believer in democracy, I do not have to connive with officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before winning any election.
“The incumbent Senator, Mao Ohuabunwa does not deserve to be re-elected as he is in Abuja for sightseeing.
“Even in a free contest, Ohuabunwa would never defeat me, My goodwill in Abia will give me victory in a free, fair and credible poll.
“I am not afraid of the election because of my popularity. My antecedents and accomplishments in all spheres of life will continue to speak for me.
“I have paid my dues in business, politics and philanthropy.
“I understand the challenges of our people and I have the right contacts and political sagacity to take our communities to the Next Level,’’ Kalu said.
He took the opportunity to call on the electoral body, security agencies and other stakeholders to be vigilant to ensure the exercise was not manipulated.
“We must remain vigilant to frustrate any plan by anyone to thump-print ballot papers and fill result sheets before the poll,’’ he added.
He called for security operatives to be vigilant to forestall any plan to manipulate the electoral process.