Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu and Barr. Benjamin Kalu has just been received and blessed by a gathering of all the monarchs in Bende at the palace of Eze Isiogbu Bende.
Addressing the council of Ezes, Dr. Orji Kalu, APC Candidate for Senate, Abia North Senatorial Zone, thanked the traditional rulers for receiving him.
He lambasted the current PDP government in Abia State for achieving nothing for the people since his tenure as Governor ended over a decade ago.
He went on to solicit the support of the Ezes for his candidacy for the Senate, expressing his desire for positive change in Bende, Abia North and Abia State as a whole.
Addressing the politics of the Bende House of Representatives position, the former Governor expressed his faith in BenKalu as the right candidate, reiterating his support of the historical political power sharing agreement entered into by the Umunna and Ikwuisii clans of Bende under which the time is due for Ikwuisii to produce the representative for Bende.
According to him, “I want equity for Igbo people but this equity must begin from home. It is Ikwuishi’s turn to produce the next representative for Bende Federal Constituency.
I stand for equity.”
The Ezes in their response, assured Dr. Kalu of their full and unreserved support of his bid for the Senate. The event ended with the traditional rulers giving Dr. Kalu and Barr. Kalu their blessings for the Senate and House of Representatives positions respectively through the traditional ima nzu ceremony.