By Kevin Eze
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress(APC) and former executive chairman of Arochukwu LGA, Abia State, Hon. Chibuike Jonas has described the release of the Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, from incarceration as good development for the people of Abia and South East ahead of 2023.
The ex-council boss who stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to The Nigeria Daily , posited that the incarceration of the former two-term governor of Abia State in Kuje Correctional Service should be rather viewed from a divine perspective hence every conspiracy is turning to an experience that fortifies and enviably place Sen. Kalu to play more leadership roles in Abia and south east.
“Right from the moment some notable beneficiaries of Sen. Orji Kalu’s political mentorship and leadership started to fight him, we knew that God was preparing him for another level in leadership. It has becone evident that God allowed the former governor who no doubt laid a solid foundation for the present Abia through a superlative performance while in office to pass through all difficulties which in disguise prepared him to offer leadership to his people in Abia and South East especially now that issues sorrounding 2023 are silently discussed in some quarters”, Jonas said.
While imploring political actors to always play what he called politics of “human development”, Hon. Jonas, a very close ally of Sen. Kalu opined that leaders should emulate the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District whom he said mentored many politicians that passed through him into greatness and limelight as a progressive politician that believes firmly in human capital development.
The former council boss, further, enjoined political leaders from Abia and South East to come together irrespective of party differences to collectively and harmoniously work towards attracting development that will advance socio-economic rating of the zone as well as deliver prosperity to the people.
He, however, applauded the judiciary, which he describes as the last hope for a common man, noting that “Sen. Kalu throughout the trial period never lost hope in the judiciary hence he believes fervently that justice will not only been served but shall be seen to have been served at the end of the day”.