Save Aba Group has accused former Abia state governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu of a plot to deny the Ukwa/ Ngwa zone of the state an opportunity to produce a governor in 2015.
In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Barr. St. Moses Ogbonna and made available to 247ureports.com, the group said the former governor’s antics clearly point to the fact that he is against the zone producing a governor in 2015.
“We warn Chief Orji Uzor Kalu to stay clear of his plot to deny the Ukwa/ Ngwa zone its turn to produce an Abia governor in 2015. Abians will not easily forget the traumatic governance of the Kalu era which crystallized into hatred, rancor and disunity that brought to the fore the Old Bende and Ukwa/ Ngwa dichotomy. Kalu is hell bent on stopping the Ukwa/ Ngwa zone a chance to produce a governor in 2015.
“The administration of Gov. Theodore Orji has unified the two warring blocks with confidence and attendant healthy relationships between them. Gov. Orji has firmly given his unyielding promise that the streak of governance is on course towards the Ukwa/ Ngwa axis come 2015.Kalu should resist the temptation of scuttling the existing understanding between the Abia PDP and the people of Ukwa/ Ngwa zone in line with the Abia Charter of Equity,” the statement read.
The group noted that the Abia Charter of Equity which was championed by the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, Chief Michael Okpara was intended to allay the fears of domination of one zone over others as well as for even development and equitable distribution of amenities and positions.
“Since the other two zone of the state have held the governorship slot since 1999, equity good conscience demands that it should go to Ukwa/ Ngwa zone in 2015. Kalu intends to distract the governor and cause crisis within the Ukwa/Ngwa zone. We know him too well for his antics.
“We also appeal to Gov. Orji to shun the diversionary antics of Chief Orji Uzor Kalu and ensure that power shifts to Ukwa/ Ngwa zone in 2015 as well as continue in his bid to see that major roads in Aba are completed before the rains so that business life in Aba will breathe fresh air. Aba people will give him the support he deserves.”