By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Mascot Uzor Kalu, the younger brother of Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has reportedly dumped the All Progressives Congress(APC) to form a new political party, Action Peoples Party (APP).
Reacting to the development, Senator Kalu, in a post on his Facebook page, said he was surprised, adding that his brother didn’t inform him.
“I have received several calls from friends, associates, political stakeholders and leaders of thoughts seeking my opinion on the defection of my brother, Mascot, from the APC to Action Peoples Party, APP.
“Sincerely, the National Chairman, two Deputy National Chairmen of our great party, including the Senate President persuaded him to remain with the APC but he declined.
“I was surprised to hear that he alongside other stakeholders launched the new party, Action Peoples Party, APP, yesterday, in Umuahia without informing me.
“Well, I don’t have any issue with my brother; he has the right to take a decision on his political future, and, as a democrat, I acknowledge his right to determine his political affiliation and wishes him well.
“I remain the Chief Whip of the Senate and a committed member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“I am even more determined to serve my people and facilitate more dividends of democracy to them,” the elder Kalu wrote.
Mascot Kalu is a former Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Theodore Orji and the APC candidate in the last by-election for Aba North and Aba South Federal Constituency.