A group, Abia North Peace Foundation, ANPF, has slammed a former Secretary to Abia State Government, Mr. Eme Okoro and his group over comments made against the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
Abia North PDP Stakeholders had in a statement signed by Mr. Eme Okoro alleged that the voice of Abia North Senatorial District was missing in the 9th Senate.
The group while drumming support for the return of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa in 2023, accused Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the incumbent senator representing the district of not being vocal enough on issues that affects the people of the zone.
Responding to the statement, ANPF in a statement signed by its Deputy National Coordinator, Hon. Gabriel Idika Ukairo said Abia North won’t go back to Egypt when the people benefited nothing from Ohuabunwa and others for 20 years.
According to Ukairo, Senator Kalu has done exceptionally well for the zone by attracting and constructing not less than 50 roads in the zone.
He said, ” Kalu has brought unimaginable development for Abia North. He has performed beyond what a Senator could do. From road constructions, Kalu has renovated and constructed schools and hospitals. He has empowered several people and offered hundreds jobs.
“Some of us never knew Senators do projects until Orji Uzor Kalu was elected in 2019. I am sure Senator Kalu won’t descend into the gutter with these career politicians whose trade is only to blackmail others for a peanut. These career politicians should be reminded that we’ve long left Egypt where frying pan was the only constituency project attracted after twelve years.
“Senator Mao Ohuabunwa is a specialist in failure and majority of our people won’t return to Egypt with him. It is on record that even his people in Arochukwu rejected him in 2019. How can they now return to him in 2023?
“Eme Okoro and his group should tell us why Ohuabunwa’s nomination as PDP National Secretary was rejected by PDP stakeholders from the State. Ohuabunwa’s failure was affirmed by all from Umuneochi down to Arochukwu.
“I am sure this group cannot even come opening to mention Ohuabunwa to Ndi Abia North. Senator Kalu has redefined representation never seen in the history of Abia North. Therefore, it is pertinent to say that we won’t return to the era of sharing frying pan.”