Following the news by an unverified source, the Abia state party Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Dr. Kingsley O Ononugbu has described the news as false stating that the Gubernatorial Candidate never made any malicious statements against the Member representing Bende Federal Constituency at any meeting rather he described him as an asset to the party not just in Abia State but Nigeria at large.
The State Chairman made this statement when contacted by a DrumAfrica Correspondent as one of the attendees at the referred meeting. Speaking on the false news publication, he said
“it is obvious that this media attack is coming from the source that is not happy with the progress of APC in Abia State as nothing stated in that publication took place during our brief meeting with our house of assembly candidates. Hon Benjamin Kalu is in good standing with the Party in Abia state and one of our top leaders with great followership that all candidates of the party including the presidential candidate and the Guber candidate will benefit from. He has been a strong supporter of Asiwaju Tinubu even when many didn’t see it coming.
I believe they have a personal relationship. Hon Ben Kalu will lead the party to victory in Bende and I urge all sound minds to jettison this fabricated smear campaign against his person. He is actually one of those in the reconciliation committee trying to bring every one to get the pre crisis and post crisis.”
He added that regardless of the smear campaign meted against the performing member representing Bende Federal Constituency, the party has seen no reason to question his personality, integrity and loyalty to the party. He added that no amount of propaganda will distract the peace and stability of the party in the State reiterating that they are coming as a formidable force to take over the seat of power in 2023.