> The zonal leadership of the PDP in the south East says it has rejected the attempt by the former governor of Abia state, chief Orji Uzor Kalu to rejoin the party.
> A statement by the National vice chairman of the party,col Austin Akobundu (Rtd) said that the south East PDP has written a report to the national leadership of the party reaffirming that not only has chief Uzor Kalu not been readmitted, the party in the zone has no intentions whatsoever of doing so.
> According to the PDP zonal chairman, they have reason to believe that chief Kalu is a paid agent of presidential aspirant whose mandate is to destabilize the party in the south East zone, saying that it is for that reason that chief Kalu’s attempt to rejoin the party has been roundly rejected by his ward, Local government and state chapters of the party.
> Col. Akobundu said investigations reveal that the former governor in his futile and desperate attempt to rejoin the party was deceived by some ex officers of the party into believing that they were the appropriate officers who could readmit him into the party.
> The PDP national vice chairman stated categorically that the purported readmission was in contravention of Article 8, section 8 of the constitution of the party as (amended) and therefore void ab initio.