Oriji Uzor Kalu
Barring any last minute hiccup, Abia State Government will commence the probe of eight-year reign of former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu.
According to the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Eze Chikamnayo, the move is in response to increasing pressures on the state government to probe the former governor’s administration following his recent claims in some national dailies that he left no debt behind in 2007.
Chikamnayo said if available records of his administration we anything to go by, the former governor will have to respond to so many questions that will arise from the management of the state’s resources while he was in government.
The commissioner further noted that Governor Theodore Orji, who also served in Kalu’s government as chief of staff, has hitherto avoided the temptation of probing his estranged godfather to avoid distractions from his commitment to leave enduring legacies at the end of his tenure in 2015.
“Recently, there has been a lot of anger, irritation and agitation within the Abia populace as a result of the unguarded false utterances being credited to a former governor of the state, Chief Oriji Uzor Kalu. Everybody in Abia knew how the man, his mother and his family left the state in the darkest pit in the annals of governance and because of the restraint, maturity and peaceful disposition of the current governor, he has refused to open the books but preferred to focus on his mission of leaving legacies for Abia posterity.”
“However, as you know, tired of being in oblivion and looking for cheap relevance, the former governor has made some very untrue and provocative utterances to the extent that he claimed that he did not leave debt for the state and other sanctimonious and unimaginable claims,” Chikamnayo said.
“It is time for service, I wil serve you. No more labour loss. Vote for me and I will not disappoint you”, he said.