We‘re our own worst enemies, declares ex-Abia gov
Ndigbo who have often blamed the Federal Government for the backwardness in the South- East have been told that they have no one but themselves to blame for their woes.
This was the assertion of former Abia State governor and business mogul, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu in a recent interview.
He said a number of the elite in the region were not only selfish but get their politics wrong.
“Let me tell you,” he said in an emotion laden voice, “there were more problems between (Asiwaju Bola) Tinubu and (Babatunde) Fashola, than there were between TA (Theodore Ahamefule Orji) and I.
But the discipline of the Yoruba kept them at bay. Igbo have no discipline in terms of politics. They are very good traders; they’re good in anything they do, but they don’t understand politics.”
Kalu who referred to the fractured relationship between Tinubu and Fashola in the latter’s second term as governor of Lagos State, compared it to his own issue with his successor, Theodore A. Orji, which led to the extinction of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), the party he founded.
In the interview, Kalu illustrated his point with a conversation he had with President Muhammadu Buhari, who wondered aloud why previous high profile Igbo appointees had done nothing for the region.
Kalu also spoke on the agitation for a state of Biafra and the travails of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, his relationship with former president Ibrahim Babangida and former governor Ikedim Ohakim, the recent statement of former governor Peter Obi and allegations that while he governed Abia for eight years, his mother ruled.
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