Your False Opinions About Me Do Not Matter, Kalu Replies IPOB

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Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) holds false opinion about him and has advised the separatist movement not to forget their lines so soon.
Kalu was responding to the different statements emanating from the Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, and lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on their reaction to an interview he allegedly granted last Sunday.

He was quoted to have said in the interview that he got intelligence from Nnamdi Kanu’s relative that he has travelled abroad following his questionable whereabouts since the Nigerian Army’s alleged invasion of Kanu’s home.

In a statement signed by the former governor’s Special Assistant, Peter Eze, yesterday, Kalu said he cannot be worried by false narratives of IPOB spokesman about him when there are so many other things to be concerned about.

He said this is not the first time he was being misunderstood.
“I believe everyone has right priorities and knows what really matters. For instance, our Igbo brothers are safe in the North and our minds are settled over their property, and that’s what matters. Dancing to the beats of a popular drum isn’t top of my list. These boys hurling abuses and insults at everyone that stands against division are simply ignorant. I forgive them,” Kalu stated.

He said his statement on Kanu’s whereabouts was an offshoot of an interview he granted to a reporter. Kalu referred to it as pathetic that most Nigerians are interested in sensational headlines and care less about details.
He added that Biafra agitation is an issue that concerns a lot of people, and keeping silent in the face of its dangerous consequence would amount to wickedness and disregard for safety of lives of the Igbo people .

The former governor accused the group of running the interest of some politcians and despising good counsel. He described it as laughable when people try to link his actions with corruption charges levelled against him since 2007.
He said Nigerians knew him before the charges and the genesis of the allegations and how it was targeted to destroy him politically.
Kalu however said the case being in a court of competent jurisdiction, he prefers not making further statements on it.

He said he had wished the IPOB was more civil to monitor their utterances, arguing that attacking his personality and leaving the issue he raised makes them look irresponsible. The former governor said the group’s activities should be carried out with civility and respect, adding that the lives of Igbo people are priority to him.

He chided the IPOB for forgetting their lines so quickly and disclosed that through his intervention, many detained IPOB members have been bailed.
“I wonder how IPOB easily forgot their lines. They have had many of their detained members bailed through my intervention.
“Would it be appropriate for even somebody like Emma Powerful to heap unprintable insults and accusations on me? I bailed him out when he was detained and was left to rot in prison.

“When Kanu was in prison, I was the first to visit him thus opening doors for others to do same. I did that because he is my brother. Although he showed a lot of appreciations during the visit but he still maintained his grounds on Biafra. For the sake of posterity, I have made my stand clear. In a restructured Nigeria, Igbo people would be better off. We got it wrong in 1967 and we need to get it right now, else we get it wrong again,” Kalu warned in the statement.

  • Abulegbaa

    This Idiot is supposed to be in jail. ROGUE

  • Kickboxer

    NONSENSE!!

    Orji Kalu has been dealing with British Hausa-Fulani HOUSE SLAVES and their Yariba DOMESTIC SLAVES that he now does not differentiate those with Igbos.

    Orji Kalu is not the only person helping to release innocent IPOB members from prison; and if releasing them and then throwing them under the proverbial train is Orji’s idea of “help” let him stop helping.

    In all of this, we warn especially Igbo politicians and Biafrans with ZOO corrupt relationships, who believe that they can freely INSULT our peoples in their quest to satisfy their self-serving interests and masters, to DESIST.

    If Orji Kalu does not want Biafra, they should naturalize in the ZOO when we get Biafra.

    A word is enough for the wise.

  • Lawrenece Ifo

    Kanu is talking with a subdued tone this time,after exposing himself by opening his mouth to talk about a sensitive issue just to please his masters.
    The question is;who begged him to go and bail anybody or visit anybody??

    The fact is that Orji have never hidden his funny desire to impose himself as an Igbo leader or create the impression to his handlers that he can control our people.
    A shameless old man who indulged in fraudulent admission and graduation!!

    So that is why he is fond of peddling his unsolicited influence to the IPOB members. Hoping the by so doing,he will exert undue influence on them and use them for gain a significant political mileage before his handlers.But he was mistaken.

    The unfortunate thing is that in the quest to achieve that,he can even do the unthinkable.For instance, he surreptitiously went to the Hausa/Fulani to offer an apology on behalf of the Igbos for the civil war.
    When it was leaked,he wanted to deny it in his usual clever way, only for Atiku to use it to attack him latter,forcing him to shamelessly crawl back into his illusive false sense of importance.

    So let him deal with fact that the time when some satellite loyalist of the oppressive social order like him can come and impose themselves on our people have gone.

    At least, he indirectly confirmed what we know that Kanu is incorruptible unlike people like him.