Renowned businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has now resigned his membership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) which he joined after leaving the PDP while he was still Governor.
According to the sports loving politician, he took the decision after wide consultations with political associates, followers, loyalists and well-wishers.
In a letter dated November 14, 2016 was contained his address to the national chairman of the party. The letter was made available to the media yesterday: “It is with a heavy heart, full of precious memories, profound appreciation and goodwill that I write to inform you of my decision to quit my membership of the PPA.
“As a founding member of the PPA, in 2006 and a former chairman of the BoT, I have been fortunate to have witnessed first hand, the growth of a party that grew out of the yearning of a people to challenge their intuition and their struggle to determine who governs them and how they should be governed.
“I gave to the PPA and that struggle the better part of my political life and the time has come for me to say thank you for the opportunity to have served a worthy cause, and to have been your flag bearer as candidate for the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I must move on now and as Tennyson reminds us, “Though much has been taken, much still abides and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.
“And so, today, I officially resign my membership.
Thank you and may God continue to guide the affairs of the PPA under your reign as national chairman.’’
The PPA was founded by him in 2006, and has produced Chief T. A Orji and Chief Ikedi Ohakim as governors of Abia and Imo states respectively in the 2007 polls. The party has however not fared well in the past elections.
While Dr. Uzor Orji Kalu leaves the party he founded, He now joins the ruling party All Progressives congress (APC), he was welcomed by the APC National chairman into the party.