Orji Kalu gave Tinubu over 300,000 votes, Group blasts Adamu Garba
The National support group of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu has said that comment by a Former Member of the House of Representatives, Adamu Garba that the APC President elect, Bola Tinubu got only 8,000 votes from Abia State is erroneous and ignorant.
The Political pressure group known as “OUK Grassroots Movement” noted that Kalu, a former Abia Governor contributed over 300,000 votes to the victory of the All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu at the just concluded Presidential elections.
The group’s national leader, Murtala Mohammed in a Press release on Tuesday expressed that aside from his error ridden comment, Garba has no moral standing to advise the Party Leadership as he had recently dumped the party over selfish reasons only to return a Month after.
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The statement reads : “Our attention has been drawn to a fake news story flying on social media platforms that Orji Uzor Kalu gave Tinubu only 8000 votes during the Presidential election. That’s an insult to the Distinguished Senator and former Governor who has the capacity to run for President. How can someone who has a national political structure give Tinubu only 8000 votes during the Presidential election? It’s not true
“For the record, we formed a Movement to mobilise support for the former Abia Governor to run for President and we were able to mobilise supporters across all the 36 States of the federation and FCT, Abuja, but when it became clear that our principal is not going to run for President we collapsed our structure for Tinubu and eventually we gave Tinubu over 300,000 votes
“What I am saying is that the political structure of Orji Uzor Kalu cuts across the whole country because he has followers and supporters all over the 36 States and FCT Abuja, so it is wrong to use votes from Abia State and the Southeast geopolitical zone to judge his contribution to the election of Tinubu as President during February Presidential election
He further described the report as an attempt by Adamu Garba and his pay masters to ruin the chances of Orji Uzor Kalu from emerging as the next Senate President in the forthcoming National Assembly.