Orji Kalu, the Senator for Abia North has condemned reports making rounds that he nominated his brother and cousin Mascot Kalu and Dr. Madukwe Ukaegbu for the position of ministers.

Kalu condemned the report in a statement by his media office on Monday, April 8, 2019.

According to the statement, Kalu described the news as the handwork of the mischief makers and political jobbers who are envious of the All Progressives Congress’ growing popularity in Abia State.

He, however, urged the public to disregard the false news adding that the APC should be wary of paid agents of the opposition saying that he will not lose sleep over the antics of failed politicians.

The statement reads in part; “We condemn the news that Dr. Orji Kalu has nominated his brother Mascot Kalu and cousin Madukwe Ukaegbu for ministerial appointment.

“The fake news is another attempt by political jobbers to score cheap political points. We advise the management of the online platform which started the spread to apologise within seven days otherwise face the wrath of the law.”

The party has, however, dissociated itself from moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to re-appoint Mr. Okechukwu Enelemah, current Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, as a minister.

He said: “We have a minister on paper but nobody feels his impact. Throughout the campaigns, he showed no interest. He should help  build this party, but he has instead remained unconcerned and lackadaisical. He’s practically not an APC member.

“Now he is being projected to return as a minister which should not be so. We disown him because he’s a saboteur to our party here in Abia. His attitude is serving the interest of the opposition.

“We call for his immediate removal. The APC is too big with many qualified members for us to be appointing non-members. Enelamah is not a member of our party and should not be appointed as a minister again….”

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