Minority leader of the Abia State House of Assembly,Honorable Chijioke Chukwu on Monday led members of the Abia State House of Assembly, to welcome the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to Abia State.
Hon. Chijioke who represents Bende North State Constituency, led the members welcome and pay due respect to Senator Kalu , who has been away from the state for 9 Months due to his unjust incarceration at the Kuje Custodial centre.
Hon. Chijioke speaking to newsmen described Senator Orji Kalu as the political leader in not just Abia State; but the Southeast. He said that the return of Senator Orji Kalu had rekindled the Hope of the Igbos in Nigeria.
Other notable members of the Abia State House of Assembly include: Hon. Michael Ukoha, Minority Whip (Arochukwu), Hon.Barr. Emeka Okoroafor (Isuikwuato), Hon. Chibuzor Okogbuo former member (Bende South) amongst others.
Senator Kalu who is visiting the South East for the first time since he was released from Kuje custodial centre on June 2nd, arrived Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri in a private jet at exactly 1:32pm.
Accompanied by his retinue of aides, friends and associates, Kalu was warmly welcomed at the airport by a number of supporters numbering about 3,000.
The Chief Whip of the Senate in a dramatic move to avoid the crowd headed straight to his country home where he was given an unprecedented welcome.
Orji Uzor Kalu, ex-Governor of Abia State and current Senator representing Abia North district in the Red Chamber, has stated that the six months he was incarcerated in Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, has rather spurred his desire to work for the people of Abia North in particular and Abia State in general.
Kalu, who is also the Majority Chief Whip of Nigeria Senate, stated this on his first visit to his country home after his jail experience, reiterated that rather than diminish his quest to serve his people, his incarceration serves as a source of motivation to take his constituency to greater heights.