Tinubu Responsible For My Ordeal - Sen Orji Uzor Kalu - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tinubu Responsible For My Ordeal - Sen Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu is a serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress APC representing Abia North Senatorial District, a Senate Chief Whip in the present 9th Senate and a former Governor of Abia State for 8 years (1999-2007) under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In 2006 while still in office as governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu was accused of embezzling the state funds but because of the immunity that covers him as the governor, EFCC couldn’t investigate him. But immediately after the expiration of his tenure in 2007, he was invited officially by the EFCC. He was subsequently arrested and charged to court for using Slok Nigeria Ltd to divert Abia State government fund.

After 12 years of rigorous and delayed court processes, the former presidential candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance PPA wan on 5th of December 2019, convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by a Lagos Federal High Court.

According to a Nigeria Newspapers Aljazirah, an embittered Orji Uzor Kalu while speaking with its correspondence Dauda Ismail, lamented that, despite his support for President Muhammadu Buhari and contribution to the ruling party APC, his labour is been rubbished by some enemies within the party.

The embittered senate Whip allegedly accused the National leader of APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu of using the EFCC to get at him in other to pave way for his 2023 presidency.

According to Aljazirah, Orji Uzor Kalu sighted the fact that, he was the “eye of the South East” as the reason the APC national leader does not want him as rival for the 2023 presidency as his region, south-east is the only major region, yet to produce a president or Vice President while South West on the other hands, has produced president for 8 years and by 2023, would have produce Vice president for 8 years. Hence, with a formidable candidate from the East (which Orji Uzor believe he is), Tinubu cannot succeed Buhari come 2023.

Recall that the former governor of Abia state in 2006, accused the then president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo of being behind the revoked of his Slok Airline license and other NNPC licenses.

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