By Bernard Ogbe.
The Reputations Of A Man Is Not Judged By The Negativity of What Is Said About Him, Rather It‘s What He Does Publicly That People See, To Pass Judgement.
In the past, during the successive tenure of 1999-2007, lots had beseeched Dr Orji Kalu from the circles of his administration. With his tenure still rated as best among existed and in existence from 1999, the use of scandalous propaganda by those that served under him to reach a notch had been a practice, ironical to the personality and performance of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu as a governor.
They had come in various ways and formats. They tried but the truth could not be covered for eternity as the reality of all propaganda about Dr Orji Kalu, on how he stagnated the performance of the administration after him, Abia State have had no symbolic improvements in governance by successive administrations to back up their claims.
The fake propaganda that went viral, on how Dr Orji Kalu allegedly took people to a shrine called Okija. A propaganda that thrived with the in exposure of many Abians to modern applications of photo shop. Many believed the story was true because there were faked cut and join pictures to show for it in deceiving the public.
That was a blackmail of the highest order. The masses believed and it gave popularity to the creator of such scandalous propaganda. The structural plans for Abia state distorted, plunged and drowned with the ideology of unproductive surreptitious governance. All this, with the intention to silent Dr Orji Kalu to achieve their selfish interests.
There was a trended scam that dented the image of Mrs Eunice Kalu the mother of the 1999-2007 governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu.
Be that good, so much a respect for his mother (Mrs Eunice Kalu) as he often encourage and advice all around him to always respect their mother, with such love, an advantage was gained by Scammers to enrich themselves. “Odi Uko Na’mba”, as the title implied (Scarce in Replication) was busy with reality organization, touching lives and the society while Scammers and fraudsters where busy using her name to extort from the local government chairmen and other government parastatals, of which, many fell for this scam to the detriment’s of Mrs Eunice Uzor Kalu, a woman of good fate, broad heart and good purpose. The scammers format was simply an order that -“Mama said” and it’s done, without verifications? All these happened without the knowledge of Mrs Eunice Kalu and Dr Orji Kalu. Today, they are counted to tarnish her image and that of Dr Orji Kalu and family. However, one factors of he’s, failed to be damage nor be blackmailed, Dr Orji Kalu’s good works, Personality, relationships with the public and his focus for life, crested in the heart of every single Abians. For those that fights to pull him down, check their history lines, Dr Orji Kalu is in their history, he raised and made them whom they are today, a fact, even their conscience can not deny. They can lie to the public but definitely not to themselves on this very facts or pretend not knowing, the usefulness of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to the society.
For Abians, Dr Orji Kalu had touched lives in different ways. As a governor, Education was fundamental. School was free for all, irrespective of origin as parents needed not to bother on school fees. Medication were given free as ensured by the medical scheme of Dr Orji Kalu’s administration. The state witnessed Road constructions that today, had remain legacies to be proud of, each time he visited communities in the state. He fought and helped Abia state to secure inclusion in the 13% derivation funds of the oil producing states that successive administrations enjoys today in the state. History still have it that under him, Enyimba football club (Made In Aba) enjoys tittles in the confederation cup that gave Aba, in Abia State, two consecutive standing ovation in Africa. Senator Orji Kalu is even more of Made In Aba as he has so much history in Aba to be proud of.
We have no doubt Senator Enyinaya Abaribe is up to something politically to have unveiled another chapter of hitting the big tree to make political gains. It’s understood but now old fashioned to be popular in this manner. As a matter of facts, his “Made In Aba” is the fakest, Aba can ever produce if Aba accept him, been “Made In Aba”. He adulterated “Aba made” in Abuja without proper guides.
His Boss, Dr Orji Kalu, whom he (Sen. Abaribe) used to promote his life history had in a year, facilitated for his people the building and construction of over 19 roads, renovation of dilapidated class rooms and running empowerment programs to benefit his constituency. We‘re no longer in a propaganda era. Go, check the facts. It’s on record. That is the kind of a man Senator Kalu is. Senator Orji Kalu knows that as a law maker and a principal officer, strings can be drawn to build good roads for his people. He’s not just an ordinary senator but a representing Senator indeed. He had given loans to support businesses of his people back in Abia North. The records are there to verify. He had engaged in practicality, which is the judgement for good governance and representation.
It’s carnal to think, what Sen. Enyinaya Abaribe tend to wrap up in his Made in Aba publication, having Dr Orji Kalu as a selling point. Is this towards rebuilding Abia State?
Can the public naïvely believe this tales on the alter of political gains? Contradictorily, the good works of his Boss, His Excellency ,Senator Orji Kalu, a man with a clear and practical visions stands to speak for him, among the people.
Abians had over grown the backwards driven of blackmails to an era of show all workings. That is the only way to grow. The attempt to tarnish the image of your Boss had in recent time opened revelations of his activities while serving as the deputy governor.
I doubt if Senator Orji Kalu is perturbed with the contents of this “Made in Aba “ written by Senator Enyinaya Abaribe. He had faced tribulations, a meal every other great men had on their road to success. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is a sellable brand and we believe, senator Enyinaya Abaribe had just used him to market his profile. Dr Orji Kalu remains whom he is to the people for what he does for mankind, a quality that can not be blackmailed nor be removed from him.