Former Governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed shock over the defection of his brother, Mascot Kalu, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to a new party, Action Peoples Party (APP).

According the Orji Kalu, several leaders of the APC tried to convince his brother to remain with the APC, but he (Mascot) refused.

In a on Thursday morning, Kalu said, “I have received several calls from friends, associates, political stakeholders and leaders of thoughts seeking my opinion on the defection of my brother, Mascot, from the All Progressives Congress to Action Peoples Party.

“Sincerely, the National Chairman, two Deputy National Chairmen of our great party including the Senate President persuaded him to remain with the APC but he declined.

“I was surprised to hear that he alongside other stakeholders launched the new party, Action Peoples Party (APP) yesterday, in Umuahia without informing me.”

Kalu added that he has no issue with his brother who has the right to take decisions on his political future.

“Well, I don’t have any issue with my brother; he has the right to take decision on his political future, and, as a democrat, I acknowledge his right to determine his political affiliation and wishes him well.

“I remain the Chief Whip of the Senate and a committed member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.”

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