VICTORY for Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu over the disputed Abia North Senatorial District election has been identified as one major way to disabuse people’s mind against the judiciary.
This is the view of a prominent indigene of Abia State, Prince Kalu Onuma.
Prince Onuma while pointing out that the election of Kalu to the senate underscores his acceptance as a reputable Igbo man, said Ndigbo should be be more concerned on how “to elect responsible, responsive and accountable leaders who will serve us selflessly and ensure our views, our interests, our contributions and feelings are taken seriously in a country we have done more than any other ethnic group to sustain.
According to him, “power that belongs to the people cannot be made a subject of judicial commerce.
“Compromising has, by decision become so commercialised, and therefore so negative that some judges instead of growing analytic, patriotic and impartial tend to degenerate to naira power fanatic. I think it’s time for us to start dismantling all the undemocratic practices such as rigging and violence which has been dragging us backwards. We should rather strengthen our democratic institutions to ensure that only the best candidates are voted into offices based on track record and reputation.
“We should stop worrying where a person is coming from or where power is shifting to. We should worry more on how we can be electing responsible, responsive and accountable leaders who will serve us selflessly and ensure our views, our interests, our contributions and feelings are taken seriously in a country we have done more than any other ethnic group to sustain.
“Presently, Ndigbo are at a cross roads. We appear to be wondering in political wilderness like a sheep without shepherd. This makes the election of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, a widely acceptable and reputable Igbo man into the upper legislative chamber more urgent now than any other time in our history with a view to laying a foundation for a fresh hope for the present generation of Ndigbo and generation yet unborn.
“It’s my firm belief that the judiciary will give Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu back his senatorial mandate, thereby disabusing the minds of those who have given up on the judiciary,” he said.