Former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu Thursday alleged that People’s Democratic Party PDP used to kill people during its past congresses.
This he said when he was addressing journalists in Abuja during the south east zonal executive meeting of the All Progressive Congress APC.
”In the PDP,we used to kill people when we are doing this thing (congress) which is not good.
”We are very happy the APC congress came very well in south east and went very well. We can only fight anybody in south east who is not supporting our president”
In reaction to this allegation,the People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria PDP has reacted to Orji Kalu’s statement and distanced itself from it .
The party by its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan has called on Orji Kalu to clear his statement as that cannot be associated with PDP.
The PDP said that it believes that Orji Kalu made the statement based on his personal capacity and probably on issues concerning his own activities.
“We state this because the PDP do not kill and has never asked or contracted any of its members or anybody for that matter to kill on its behalf, over any matter whatsoever.
“Since such a claim came from a person of the status and attainment of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, we hold that he could have certain information that requires explanations to the public.
“The PDP remains a law-abiding political party, whose activities at all levels are guided by strong code of conduct and adherence to the laws of the land.”
PDP has called on Orji Kalu not only to clear his statement about how PDP kills people but to also mention the people involved in the killing.