The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Progressive Peoples Alliance in Igbere, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State are seeking the return of a former Governor of the state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to their parties.
During separate visits to Kalu in his country home on Wednesday, the leaderships of the PDP and PPA in his wards urged him to return to their parties.
The Chairmen of PDP Wards A and B in Igbere, Joseph Chika and Amadi Gideon Kalu, said it was time for Kalu to return to the party, which he helped founded.
Chika and Kalu said that the former governor had impacted positively on the lives of several persons that it will be impossible to forget him.
They said his goodwill and large heart has been felt by many members of the party who are now craving his return to the party.
Chika said that Kalu’s decision to stay out of politics has been affecting the people negatively, especially with regards to party politics, adding: “We urge you to come back to your home.”
He said Kalu was one of the few people that formed, nurtured and financed the PDP but was victimized out of the party by some selfish people.
At the end of the visit, the leadership of the PDP presented the membership card of the party to him.
The presentation was done by Chika, who called on the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, and his executives not to relent in their reconciliation moves to take the PDP to the Promised Land.
The leadership and members of the PPA in Wards A, B and C of Igbere also visited Kalu on Wednesday to woo him back to the party he left as the chairman of the Board of Trustees.
The Chairman of Ward A, Ikechukwu Abaegbu, called on Kalu to relaunch himself into partisan politics.
Abaegbu noted that his non participation in party affairs has denied his people of good governance at all levels.
He stated further that at a time like this, when the party was restructuring, “we will appreciate if you accept to rejoin our great party PPA.”
Kalu was later presented a PPA membership card of by Abaegbu.
Responding to the PDP and PPA delegation at different times, Kalu thanked them for the courage and visits to woo him back to their parties.
He, however, said he was not into partisan politics as of now.
He said his main focus is to ensure the repositioning of Ndigbo in the Project Nigeria.
He advised them to use their political platforms for the betterment of their people and promised to convey his decision on the acceptance of membership of either of the two parties to them in due course.