The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has describe the news emanating from some quarters of the media that there is a possible faceoff between him and governor Umahi following his absence from Umahi’s official defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Saturday as Trash.
“Some media reports of a possible faceoff between Umahi and me is a trash.”
He advised Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State to consult widely with other leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-East geopolitical zone for necessary strategies. Kalu, who is one of the leaders of the APC in the region, gave the advice while speaking with pressmen in Abuja on Saturday. He also clarified that there was no love lost between Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Hope Uzodinma, Ogbonnaiya Onu and him.
He said, “As a leader of the All Progressives Congress in the South-East, the chairman of the party called me and I told him that I was not going to attend the official defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC because the President of the Senate had asked me to preside over a committee on the 2021 budget. “I am very happy that Governor Umahi has defected. I have already called and congratulated him for defecting. I don’t have any issues with Governor Umahi.
“I will host Umahi to a dinner Sunday. “I want him to consult other leaders like Ogbonnaya Onu, Rochas Okorocha, Hope Uzodinma and others. We are united and we are very happy to receive Governor Umahi and we are still expecting more governors.”