“I’m Not Ashamed To Be Called A Prisoner” …ex-Gov Orji Kalu

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Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has alleged that he picked Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe from the gutter.

 

Senator Orji Kalu

Both Uzor-Kalu and Abaribe are members of the 9th Senate. While Kalu represents Abia North, Abaribe is the representative of Abia South.

 

 

Abaribe was the deputy governor when Kalu governed Abia in 1999 but he was impeached before the end of Kalu’s first term.

 

 

Both men renewed their hostilities in the buildup to Saturday’s bye-election in Aba North and Aba South Federal Constituency.

 

 

Kalu has been campaigning for his younger brother who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the election.

 

 

Last week, Abaribe had attacked Kalu, saying he is yet to recover from Kuje prison experience, and may find it difficult to understand the new changes in Abia.

 

 

But in his response, Kalu said Abaribe was little-minded to think he is ashamed of his prison experience, adding that it is strange that the senator he “picked from the gutters” and made Deputy Governor  supplied petitions to his conspirators.

 

 

“My conspirators thought I would be President in 2023, so they decided to cut my journey short at all cost. Abaribe continued to supply petitions. But you see, these people are not God.

 

 

Kalu, who was jailed for fraud in 2020, spoke at a campaign rally in Aba on Monday night.

 

 

The supreme court had overturned his conviction six months after.