Orji Uzof Kalu is a drowning man,an Hausa/Fulani errand boy. in search of relevance from the Federal Government and relief from prosecution on corruption charges.
.Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, head of the legal team for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday, described a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu,with those words
Ejiofor, on Sunday said the former governor had turned himself to the spokesperson for the Federal Government and the military as part of his strategies to get freed from his (Kalu’s) ongoing trial on corruption charges.
He added, “Orji Uzof Kalu is a drowning man, looking for where to perch.
“He has since outlived his usefulness in Igboland. What do you expect from a man who is enjoying a temporary freedom and struggling to get his head out of grievous corruption charges hanging on his neck?
“He saw Nnamdi Kanu’s travail as an opportunity to seek relevance from the prosecuting authorities.
“At some time, he attempted deceiving the state into believing that he had the magic wand to Nnamdi Kanu’s peaceful agitation.”
He questioned if the former governor was part of the soldiers who allegedly invaded Kanu’s home to arrive at the conclusion that the IPOB leader was not arrested by the military.
Ejiofor challenged Kalu, if he was sure of his claim, to join the suit recently filed to seek an order of court to direct the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce Kanu.
The lawyer said, “Now, he has turned into government/military spokesperson.
“Please ask that confused man if he was in the company with the rampaging soldiers at the time of their murderous invasion of my client’s home?”
Reacting through its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said Kalu was merely engaged in desperate efforts to extricate himself from his ongoing corruption trial.
“His (Kalu’s) spurious claim that the overall leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has made his way to London via Malaysia, is a confirmation that he would do or say anything to escape his ongoing corruption scandal.
“Worse still, he might be a hapless victim of a well orchestrated blackmail by his Hausa/Fulani Islamic masters or on hallucinogenic drugs,” Powerful said in a statement which was made available to one of our correspondents.
The pro-Biafran group accused Kalu and his likes of selling the collective interest of the Igbo, “and by extension, that of Biafra”.
“It didn’t start today but their era is coming to an end,” the group added.
IPOB described Igbo leaders, who were opposed to the agitation for Biafra, as Hausa/Fulani errand boys.
Declaring that Kalu’s claims were false, the IPOB spokesman said, “Both the United Kingdom and Malaysia are civilised countries and not as corrupt as Nigeria, where there is no accurate record of migration in and out of the country.
‘‘What Orji Uzor Kalu is saying in essence is that the United Kingdom government officials are lying when they rightfully demanded the whereabouts of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“For the information of those who may have fallen for the barefaced lies of Orji Uzor Kalu, United Kingdom is an island and near impossible to enter without being documented.
“If our leader is in the UK, their government will not bother demanding that he be produced by the Buhari regime.”