The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has come under fire for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.
Usman Shuaibu, the National Coordinator of the Progressive League of All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during a news conference accused Kalu of sabotaging the APC’s chances of obtaining the most votes in the previous presidential election by using religious and tribal feelings as a cover.
Shuiabu further said that the deputy speaker was conspiring against Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the minister of state for labour and productivity.
He said the deputy speaker shouldn’t be concerned about the progress Onyejeocha has made, even if he hasn’t returned to the lower house of parliament.
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Shaibu, therefore, asked the national leadership of the party to call Kalu to order before he destroyed the party completely in Abia state.
He said: “We are worried. Why should the victory of the APC and Hon Onyejeocha in Abia state become a nightmare for Benjamin Kalu? Is there something more to it that he is not telling the APC or his political associates?” the coordinator said.
“We know how some highly placed persons who are the major beneficiaries of the APC worked against the party in the last presidential elections in the guise of religion and tribal sentiment, thereby reducing the winning votes of our great party.
“We recommend disciplinary action against the deputy speaker, Mr Benjamin Kalu and his accomplices to serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to indulge in such dangerous anti-party activity in the near future
“We call on the national chairman of our great party, His Excellency (Dr) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje CON, who is reconciling and repositioning the party for a better tomorrow, to immediately call Mr Benjamin Kalu to order before he destroys the party completely in Abia state.”