The Senate chief whip and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has vowed to wrestle power from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Congress (APC) come 2023.
The two-term former governor of Abia said the APC would take over the state in 2023.
He resolved that he would use his position as the chairman of the party’s caucus to wrestle power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Mr Orji Kalu said the party was already doing well under the leadership of Gov Hope Uzodinma in Imo, adding that the party would employ a new strategy to penetrate the remaining South-East states in 2023.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Tuesday, Kalu also reiterated his resolve to ensure a stronger nation.
He said he would continue to preach about the unity of Nigeria.
“My duty is to continue preaching about the unity of the nation. My duty is to continue pleading with our people about religious tolerance and to continue preaching that Nigeria should be a strong one,” he said.
The senator, while reacting to his rousing reception in Aba on Monday, during a Requiem Mass in honour of his late friend, Anthony Enukeme (Tonimas), said it was because the people believed in his leadership.
He said, “Forget about the newspaper propaganda, the people believed in what I had done for them.
“They had free education, their pensions, salaries and leave allowances were paid.
“The people believe that whoever I will bring will do a better job.”