By George Samuel, Umuahia
Abia born Philanthropist, Hon. Sam Nwachukwu has congratulated the Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on his triumphal homecoming after being away for several months following his illegal incarceration at Kuje custodial centre.
The Popular Philanthropist whose goodwill is contained in statement signed and made available to the media on Wednesday, described Kalu’s homecoming as heroic, timely, strategic and progressive given his personality in Abia state and Nigeria at large.
Hon. Nwachukwu noted that with the tumultuous and rousing welcome Kalu received from people, it is glaring that he is genuinely loved across board and beyond party lines
Part of his statement reads “I wish to congratulate my leader and boss, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, on his homecoming to God’s own state . His tumultuous and rousing welcome has again displayed the genuine love Abians have for the former governor.
“Considering the antecedents, goodwill and capacity of Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu as a mobilizer and progressive politician, his homecoming is not only heroic but timely, strategic and progressive.
“I am therefore confident that Senator Kalu who doubles as the political leader of the state and who indeed is the mentor of most prominent politicians occupying exalted political offices presently, will bring his wealth of experience into bear as well as activate all neccessary contacts within the political arena to drive Abia into fortunes and growth.” He said
While commending the committee members that piloted the successful homecoming affairs for deploying wisdom in its activity, Hon. Nwachukwu also congratulated Abians for coming out in large numbers and standing firm with their illustrious son .
He also expressed optimism that given Sen. Kalu ‘s reinvented vigor and commitment to the welfare of his people and total transformation of the country under President Mohammadu Buhari, Ndigbo will benefit more if they come together to pursue a common goal.