Orji Uzor Kalu: 'I have forgiven T.A. Orji'; T. A. replies back (READ)
Remember the feud between the former governors of Abia State? Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and his successor, Senator Theodore Orji. Abacity Blog gathered that it may soon be resolved and become a thing of the past.
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Since then, Abians and political watchers in the state have been waiting to see the end of the feud and how it would be actualised.Last Friday, Orji Kalu visited Umuahia and met with some Ibeku people at the home of their traditional Prime Minister, Chief James Uche Akwukwuegbu, with the traditional ruler of Ibeku Clan, His Royal Majesty, Eze Samuel Onuoha, and the Ogwurube Ibeku in attendance.
On Kalu’s arrival, in the company of some non-Ibeku sons, the Ogwurube Ibeku addressed the gathering.The traditional ruler said the meeting was convened to tender apology to former governor Kalu, as well as, plead with him to forgive Ibeku people, as Kalu had helped to make their son (T.A. Orji) his successor in 2008. He lamented the protracted irreconcilable feud that occurred between the two.
According to the traditional ruler, the feud portrayed Ibeku people as an ungrateful people, though the occurrence has been haunting them. Chiefs Ukasanya, Igwe Onwuneme and Prime Minister Akwukwegbu corroborated this view in their separate speeches.Responding to the apology and plea for forgiveness, Kalu accepted, saying, “I have forgiven T.A. Orji. But naturally, I won’t forget. I have nothing against the ruling state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who succeeded T.A. Orji on May 29, 2015”.
However, report had it that the meeting was more than a forum for apology and forgiveness, but rather, one of the ongoing strategic moves to re-unite Kalu’s teeming admirers and supporters in the state and align for present and future politics, more so, as the state government has scheduled to conduct Local Government election on Saturday December 17, 2016.
According to Orji, the absence of some notable Ibeku sons at the meeting and the reported presence and attendance by non-Ibeku persons did not portray the meeting as fence mending outing.
Source ~ The Guardian