Forbes rated billionaire and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has given reasons why he would be buying 35% stake at Arsenal Football Club.
Kalu’s response came on the heels of comments that trailed his 35% Arsenal stake bid which he made public yesterday via his official twitter handle @OUKTweets.
“As the pillar of sports in Africa,I am considering an investment in football & I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC @Arsenal.
“Our target is to lift the Champions League & EPL back to back as we did with Enyimba”, Kalu said on twitter.
But social media commentators urged the former Abia State governor to invest in Enyimba Football Club of Aba rather than investing in British owned club.
Responding to the numerous comments, Kalu said, he would have bought the club long time ago and manage it but, adding that it’s a government owned entreprise and not commercial entity unlike Arsenal FC.
Kalu further recalled that as a Young man growing up, he embraced business before venturing into politics.
“As a young man, I embraced business before I walked into politics. I found greatness in trading before the call to serve beckoned. The records out there are evidently confirming this position.
“I see opportunities and never afraid to make them possibilities. This was richly applied in my love for Football and remarkable results were achieved in Enyimba FC.
“I read some of your comments asking me to invest in Enyimba FC instead, but I can’t because Enyimba is a government enterprise and not a commercial entity.
“I would have long bought Enyimba if it was commercialized. With Arsenal we will make Enyimba become great again with the strategic partnership we are packaging.
“We shall turn it around to create a platform for more of our professional players seeking for international exposure
“A win win outing for all parties and valuable investment as well. Doing what you love and loving it is where greatness lies. I need 35% of Arsenal to bring back trophies.