Kalu commends PDP leadership for Wamakko’s recall
A former Governor of Abia State, Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, has praised
the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for its decision to
recall the suspended Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko.
Kalu, a foundation member of the PDP, in a statement on Tuesday by his
Special Adviser, Oyekunle Oyewumi, said the decision showed that the
leadership of the party was a listening one.
He particularly praised the National Chairman of the party, Dr.
Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the National Working Committee for
He said: “What the party has shown by this decision is that it cannot
only bark but also bite.
“And by also rescinding the decision to suspend the amiable governor,
the party shows it equally has the large heart to forgive trespasses.”
Kalu commended the roles played by the Akwa Ibom State Governor and
Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Barrister Godswill Akpabio.
He said that the move by Akpabio and his colleagues was a master
stroke and a huge step towards ensuring the party forged a united
front ahead of the 2015 general election.
Kalu then appealed to the leadership of the PDP to also intervene in
the crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
He said though the NGF was a larger body that included governors
elected on the platform of other parties, the intervention of the PDP
was necessary because the two men contending for the leadership of the
Forum – Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of
Plateau State – are members of the PDP.
He said: “The PDP needs all hands to be on deck to ensure total
victory in the 2015 polls.
“So no effort should be spared to achieve this.”