To the Surprise of many, the “self styled” Leader of APC in Abia State and former Governor of Abia State was conspicuously missing at the Inauguration of Ministers even when the Governorship candidate of the APC was among the new ministers to be inaugurated.
Sources close to the former Governor who is currently under investigation for siphoning billions of Naira as Governor of Abia state allege that the Senator is not happy with Uche Ogah’s emergence.
Orji Kalu is alleged to have sent the name of APC Deputy Governorship candidate and Former Abia Speaker Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike to President Buhari as his preferred candidate for Abia Ministerial slot.
Upon realization, Uche Ogah was said to have moved ahead to enlist into the Tinubu camp from where he emerged as Minister, to the chagrin of Orji Kalu.
Recall that it is the entrance of Uche Ogah into Abia APC that gave the party the little acceptance it enjoyed in the state in the last election, a development which many believe Orji Uzor Kalu cashed into to emerge the Senator representing Abia North.
The alleged frosty relationship between Orji Uzor Kalu and Uche Ogah stems from the fact that the Former Governor may have realized early enough that he cannot control the oil magnate.
Pundits believe that a new political alliance will happen from the emergence of Ogah as Minister which will see some PDP big wigs move to the ruling All Progressives Congress.