It is a fact that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, has, at different times, suffered undeserved humiliation in the nation’s political space. But like a true fighter, he has always triumphed over his adversaries.
Perhaps, this explains why he has become a reference point and a colossus of some sort in politics in Nigeria. On Sunday, December 27, 2020, the chief whip of the Senate showcased his high network when he pulled powerful government officials, top politicians, business moguls, and captains of industries to his country home at Igbere, Abia State for the 10 years’ remembrance of his late father, Chief Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu.
The grand event, which held at Camp Neya, Igbere, Abia State, had in attendance the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan; Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi; Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma; Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
Other dignitaries in attendance included Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Dr. Uche Ogah; a former Governor of Abia State and senator representing Abia Central Senatorial zone, Senator T. A Orji; a former Managing Director of defunct Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti; a former President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim; Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe; Deputy Whip of the House of Representatives, Nkeiruka Onyejiocha; the spokesperson for the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu; former Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje, among others.