PDP replies Uzor Orji Kalu on killing allegation
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on former Abia state governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to explain to Nigerians his role in the killings of people during its congresses as the party does not kill, neither does it contract assassins.
In an exclusive interview with Oak TV on Friday in Abuja, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, said Kalu should come out clear to on his “we used to kill people” statement.
Recall that Oak TV had on Thursday published a video wherein the former Abia governor alleged that while he was still in PDP, he and his Cohorts kill people during congresses.
“In PDP we used to kill People when they are doing this thing (Congresses), which is not good.”
Kalu made the statement at the APC South-East caucus meeting in Abuja.
Urji Kalu is a founding member of the PDP and was governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007.
Ologbodiyan said activities of the party are guided by strong code of conduct and in consonance with the laws of the land.
“The PDP is a legal and laws abiding organization. It does not engage in killings and had not asked any of its member kill on its behalf.
“Perhaps there are things that Nigerians would need to know from Chief Urji Uzor Kalu about those who he allegedly said killed people and whose behalf they made their killings”.
PDP believes that Dr. Orji UzorKalu spoke in his personal capacity and probably on issues concerning his activities. Since such a claim came from a person of the status and attainment of Dr. Orji UzorKalu, we hold that he could have certain information that requires explanations to the public.
Kalu’s allegation is coming exactly two month after another former member from plateau state and one time deputy Senate president admitted on National TV that he had rigged election for the party in time past.
Ologbodiyan said Nigerians have confidence in the re-branded PDP as such Kalu’s allegation has no effect on PDP.
The party insisted that Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu must come out clear on his claims. He should define those he referred to as “we” and the circumstances of the killings he spoke about, so as to put speculations on the matter to an end
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