President Muhammadu Buhari won his election on the pledge that he would tackle the cankerworm of corruption. His body language initially when he came to power was zero tolerance for corruption. It is on record that the administration have made significant progress in his anti-corruption crusade, but the untidy trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu9 (1999 to 2007) over 7.6 billion naira fraud perpetrated while in office between 1999 to 2007 calls to question the sincerity and purposefulness of President Muhammadu Buhar’s anti corruption crusade.
Orji Uzor Kalu was granted bail by the courts, he jumped it claiming ill-health. Orji Uzor Kalu evaded justice and ran to Germany. Suddenly, he clandestinely came back to contest the Abia North Senatorial District Election. Media reports have it that fugitive Orji Uzor Kalu, a man that jumped bail went ahead to contest the Abia North Senatorial District Election, subverted electoral process and declared himself winner in the just concluded National Assembly Election. As a pressure group, Abia Network Against Corruption call on the authorities to as a matter of urgency bring Orji Uzo Kalu to book for massively pillaging the resources of the people of Abia States while in office as the Executive Governor of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari should prove his sincerity and commitment to his anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria by bringing Orji Uzor Kalu to book, he should not allow his lieutenants to derail his onerous campaign to clean the Augean stable in Nigeria. Orji Uzor Kalu should be in jail as restitution for looting the resources of Abia State. It is an affront to the good people to Abia North Senatorial District that a man who stole their common patrimony is subverting the process to represent them at the National Assembly.
Mr Onyeze Okoronkwo