- Former governor of Abia state has defied Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti
- The governor had told Kalu not to visit the state to preach peace
- Kalu also lambasted ex-President Obasanjo for his uncomplimentary description of the current administration
Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state has defied Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti who categorically asked him not to visit the state to advocate for peace and consequently campaign for a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Punch reports that Kalu said the statement that he was not welcome in Ekiti was unfortunate and said that such was not expected from someone holding a high political office, like a governor.
The former governor revealed that he hosted the Ekiti governor after he was impeached during the Obasanjo administration.
“My attention was called from Ondo state on Saturday that Governor Fayose said I should not come to Ekiti. Fayose is my boy. He can’t stop me from coming. He is my boy and he knows he can’t stop me on anything.
“Governor Fayose was in my house for 90 days after he was impeached. He is my friend but he has gone beyond his limit by saying a bonafide elder statesman like me should not come to Ekiti.
“Fayose was in my state, Abia last week, nobody said he should not come. So I have declared war on him. Even if I sleep on the floor, I will still defeat Fayose on any issue.”
Kalu also lambasted ex-President Obasanjo for his criticis of the current administration led by Buhari.
Kalu said Chief Obasanjo was “the most incompetent to describe any government as being corrupt in the country.”
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NAIJ.com had reported that a former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, was told by the Ekiti state government to shelve his plans of visiting the state to advocate for peace and subsequently canvass for President Buhari's re-election.
Kalu was advised to take his advocacy to other parts of the country where security of lives and properties of Nigerians are under threat.
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