A cleric, Bishop Silas Eke, has thrown his weight behind the re-election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, saying it is the best for the people of Abia North senatorial district.
Eke, the Founder of Kingly Assembly, in a chat with newsmen in Arochukwu Local Government Area, said the senator has been doing his best to make the Abia North a better place with provisions of dividends of democracy, stating that he surpassed his predecessors in many areas.
He maintained that the senator’s achievements are there for all to see, noting that he distinguished himself over past senators who converted resources meant for constituency projects to themselves.
Bishop Eke, who said other citizens of the zone have right to aspire to become senator, however, enjoined other candidates contesting against Kalu to forget their ambition and support the Chief Whip of the Senate to steer the ship of the zone beyond 2023 for the betterment of the zone.
He also warned those bent in causing confusion during the election through violence to bury the idea as they would face the wrath of God who is against the shedding of blood of anybody in the state, adding that what the senator has been able to achieve pointed to the fact that he was appointed to lead by God at this material time.
He said: “With what I have seen so far in Abia North senatorial district, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is the best senator in the history of Abia State. Abia North is now a construction site. One may be tempted to ask what others were doing there since 1999.
“If you go to other parts of the state, you will realize that others are envious of Abia North because nothing is happening in their zones. If we don’t return Kalu in 2023, what is going to happen to the numerous projects under construction? The students studying medicine and surgery abroad? What would happen to schools and health centres under renovations? Anyone opposing Kalu in other to drag Abia North backward is seeking for the wrath of God.
“While some of the politicians are bent to wrestle power from him by force and shed the blood of innocent citizens, this would not be acceptable to God who does not want any blood to be wasted. I want to appeal to the other candidates to forgo their ambition and rally round Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, for the betterment of our people.”
The cleric then urged parents not to allow their children to be used as thugs by do or die politicians before and during the elections.