Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the news of Orji Uzor Kalu’s movement to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Orji Uzor Kalu was received at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja today, Wednesday, November 16 by its National Working Committee led by national chairman John Odigie-Oyegun.
The Punch quotes Kalu as saying that he agreed to join the ruling party after pressure from his friends and supporters who wanted him to contribute his quota to building the party in the South East and Nigeria.
Before his move to APC, Kalu had just resigned as a member of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) where he was one-time chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees and PPA’s candidate for president in the April 2007 general elections.
Nigerians described the former governor’s move as an attempt to escape the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission probe.
They said he was now a saint now that he was a member of the ruling party.
Read the reactions below:
Nnadi Chris Ifeanyi wrote: “At list he is now a born again as all his sins are forgiven, if u are on the opposition u are corrupt but the moment u defect to the ruling party u are free from all bondage”
Oguzie Ignatius wrote: Son, you are welcome. Go, your sins are forgiven and sin no more!!!
Femi Gbolahan wrote: To my understanding this man is nursing presidency……… Yeye man.
Andrew Nwosu wrote: It is now loot and simply defect to APC, is as easy as ABC. He’s already under probe, by EFCC we just wait and see.
Ubi Anang wrote: From today you are a saint. Go enjoy the citizens loots you amassed. No regional and partisan DSS.AND EFCC persecution anymore. I salute these shrewd political elites from North and I pray our president capitalise on this goodwill to write his name in gold