Abia State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the last general elections, Alex Otti, has finally joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
After some months of rumoured move, Otti officially declared for the APC in his country home in Arochukwu, Abia State in the presence of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Chairman of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh, House of Representatives Spokesman, Hon Benjamin Kalu, among other party stalwarts.
He said Senator Orji Uzor Kalu played a major role in his decision to join the ruling party and pledged to do all in his capacity to ensure the party succeeds in removing the People’s Democratic Party government at the state level.
“Let me use this opportunity to announce that I have registered in APC. In 2018 it was 10pm, one day, and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu showed up in my house in Lagos. I wasn’t even expecting him. Kalu said the reason for his visit is to ask me to join the APC. I will only support you if you’re going to contest the 2019 election under the umbrella of the APC because I want to put a stop to all the nonsense going on in the state.
“Two days later, we met at the airport and I was chatting with the former Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and Senator Orji Kalu told the Minister about his visit to my place two days ago.
“Then we started the discussion all over, but I didn’t join, the reason I didn’t join the APC was not because I didnt see truth in what he was saying, but I had already embarked on a mission, and I needed to fight the injustice in the party, and on Friday the 14th of August, I will publicly declare for APC.
“Let me also note, importantly, that I am not joining the party because I want to be Governor, but I want to join the opposition as a unified platform to remove the evil in this land.
”If you go to Ebonyi state, you will be marvelled at the good job that David Umahi is doing in the state, yet they don’t get as much as what Abia gets in terms of Federal and other allocations. We need someone who can turn around the fortunes of Abia State from the beginning, and we shall support whosoever becomes the person.
We shall also ensure that we remove memebers who are unfaithful, especially candidates who negotiate with other parties for monetary benefits,” Otti said