- Orji Uzor Kalu has once again spoken out in support of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration
- The former governor stated that the Buhari-led govt has performed excellently in the area of infrastructural development, as he went further to outline several projects
- Kalu stated that though he is not the president’s spokesman, he is speaking the truth when he says he (Buhari) has done well in three years
Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia state, has maintained that the Muhammadu Buhari administration has performed very well, particularly in the area of infrastructural development, The Nation reports.
The former governor made his comments on Sunday, February 18, at the opening Mass of the first 2018 plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
NAIJ.com gathers that Kalu mentioned the Second Niger Bridge, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Enugu-Port Harcourt-Okigwe; Aba-Umuahia Expressway, as proof that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done a lot in three years.
According to the former governor, the infrastructural development showed that the Buhari administration was in top gear.
He stated: “This is not media hype. I am not a spokesman for the president. Everybody knows that I speak the truth. APC has done very well.
“I will take a look at my own side of Nigeria. The Second Niger Bridge is being constructed now; Enugu-Onitsha Expressway is being built now on a very high thickness; Enugu-Port Harcourt-Okigwe; Aba-Umuahia Expressway is on top speed."
“So, to me, we are on top gear. And other places I have gone, the roads are being constructed.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Orji Kalu hit back at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari criticising his alleged poor handling of the economy and advising against contesting the 2019 presidential election.
Kalu stated that Obasanjo had no moral right to comment on such national issues; adding that though Buhari’s government may be slow in taking critical decisions, it had done well in tackling corruption.
According to him, Buhari had recorded modest achievements in his two and half years tenure, which necessitates his re-election.
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