The exchange of sour grapes between former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu and his installed successor, Theodore Orji, took a different dimension as the latter’s Special Adviser on Public Communication, Mr Ben Onyechere, has celebrated the rejection of the move to re-admit Orji Kalu into Abia Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, fold.
Onyechere took a swipe at the former governor accusing him of being the brain behind the botched presidential aspiration of 2nd Republic vice-president, Alex Ekwueme in 2003. He said the rejection of Orji Kalu was in the interest of Igbo and Abia in particular.
“Igbo cannot afford to allow a character like Kalu to continue to misrepresent us and thereby, smear our collective image, with actions that are inimical to our collective fate,” he said.
“Remember that he was in the fore front of those who allegedly thwarted Ekwueme’s second attempt for the presidency in 2003, which he did without apology or remorse because it suited his interest at the time.
“With people like that, Nigerians can not take us serious because his antecedent is contradictory to our collective goal as a people. Leadership is not synonyms with wealth in any sense, but that is the mistake he makes by mixing the two, believing that he can get leadership the same way money is made.
“Abia will not allow anybody from its fold to cause disaffection between Igbos and the rest of the nation, because if you look back, it is not difficult to decipher what Kalu’s plans are which is mainly to disorganise and destabilise the existing peace while playing to the gallery.
“We know he has nothing to lose if he succeeds in bringing disrepute to Abia PDP by fighting unnecessary wars of attrition because his game plan is to deceive the public and cause confusion that can meet his long time heart desire and as such, the door will remain shut at him because the Igbos have been short changed by such unfortunate controversies as can be associated with him.”