Kalu who was governor of Abia state from 1999 to 2007 told his political associates at his home town in Igbere, to cross to the ruling party in order to ensure that the party wins the entire- south east in 2019 general elections.
Kalu noted at the meeting that the party remained the only political party that would cater for the plight of Ndigbo. Among prominent Igbo politicians and leaders who attended the meeting were: Senators Bob Nwanunu and Chris Adighije, who was the chairman at the meeting.
Others were: Chief Tony Ukasanya, former PDP state chairman; Chief Sam Nkire, APC BoT member; Donatus Nwamkpa, APC state chairman; Benedict Godson, APC state publicity secretary; Ralph Egbu, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG); Mascot Uzor Kalu, former chief of staff to Abia governor; Obioma Acho (Chomen); Madukwe Ukaegbu, former deputy chief of staff to the deputy governor; Princewell Ike Ukegbu, president general Ibeku Ekwuasa development union, Umuahia; Nnamdi Irom kalu (Oputaoyom); Uche Akwukwaegbu (BAWAS), traditional Prime
Minister, Ibeku ancient kingdom and K.C Ugboaja.
Kalu while insisting that referring to the APC as Hausa party is a misconception also noted that under the ruling party, an Igbo man stands a chance of becoming the president of Nigeria.
“Let me tell you this clearly, APC is not Hausa party as they have been deceiving the people. APC is not owned by President Muhammadu Buhari; the possibility of an Igbo man becoming the President of this country is brighter in the APC than in any other party including the PDP.
“When we formed the PDP, some people were saying it was Hausa party as they are saying of APC now, but it was the same PDP that produced former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan who are Southerners,” the ex-Abia governor," added.
Consequently, Kalu called on all his political associates, to join APC and work in their various political wards, to ensure the party win all the seats in the 2019 general elections.