Governor Orji Uzor Kalu
Following his interview with a national daily, former Abia governor Orji Uzor Kalu was recently commended by APGA (All Progressive Grand Alliance) UK who likened him to a leader betrayed by his people.
In a statement from the group, which labelled itself as the only political group that would not compromise the 2015 presidential ambitions of Ndigbo, which it was undeterred in actualising via its Committee 21 that was already mobilising and educating Igbos at home and abroad, the organisation also expressed its support for Kalu’s ideas and revelations on legacies he left behind during his two-term tenure as Abia State governor.
While lamenting the pitiable condition the state was in, particularly the Aba area, the current Abia governor T.A Orji, his special adviser Ben Onyechere and former Imo governor Ikedi were criticised for betraying democracy in Abia and Imo States.
Responding further on the Kalu interview, APGA UK chieftain Sir Onyeka Mbaso described Kalu’s tenacity and courage to stand up for Ndigbo during Obasanjo’s autocratic rule as a symbol of a genuine democratic leader that was worthy of emulation, arguing that it was obvious the PDP-led government wanted to limit the progress of Ndigbo by the use of fraudulent allegations.
The statement also urged leaders to be democratic since such a trait had a positive effect on the economy.