Gov Otti Receives Sen. Orji Kalu, Says Political Affiliations Should Not Hinder Collective Efforts For State’s Progress


Àbia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, on Friday recieved the former Governor of the state and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly in his country home, Nvosi Isialangwa South LGA.


The meeting provided an opportunity for the two political leaders, from different political backgrounds, to discuss issues pertaining to Abia State and Nigeria as a whole.

Governor Otti while welcoming Sen Uzor Kalu , emphasized his role as the Governor of all Abians irrespective of political party affiliations,
and pointed out that party affiliation should not hinder collective efforts for the state’s progress.


He reaffirmed his philosophy that once elections and litigations are over, partisan politics takes a back seat while governance takes front stage.

“Like I have always maintained, once after elections and probably litigations are over, political platforms take the back seat and Governance takes the front seat.


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“So, it is in that spirit that I welcome you, not as a member of a different political party but as the servant of the people of Abia State of which you are one of them.


“A political party that anybody belongs to is his choice, but once you are from Abia or you live in Abia, you are part and parcel of this Government”, Otti stated.

He thanked Senator Kalu for recognising and agreeing with him that political parties are not instruments of war but a mere platform.


Governor Otti who noted that every Abia person wants good governance, assured that he is working with his team to give to the people the needed democracy dividends.

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Earlier, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu emphasized the importance of ongoing consultation and cooperation him and Governor Otto which transcends party affiliations and expressed his commitment to the progress of Abia State and Nigeria.


“As a former Governor, it was important that consultation continues and I came to discuss some issues pertaining to the State and to Nigeria as a Country and give you progress report of what is happening in the National Assembly.

‘Let us not look at what party we belong to, let us look at what we can do for Abia. Let’s keep our political flags and our political parties in our rooms, let’s develop our State‘, Kalu stated.

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He expressed gratitude to Governor Otti for accommodating him and his entourage on short notice and for dedicating quality time despite his busy schedule.