Orji Uzor Kalu, a drowning man seeking for attention…Mr. Ugo Emezue

Abia State government has described as highly deceitful, the claims by
former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu that nothing is happening
in the state. In a statement signed by one of his aides, Kalu alleged
in his newspaper that roads are terrible in Aba, while the atmosphere
is not conducive for investors to invest in the State.

Reacting to this, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ugochukwu
Emezue described the former Governor as a man living in the past who
is yet to come to terms with the present realities in Abia State.
According to Emezue, what the former Governor could not achieve in
eight years, Chief T. A. Orji has done within a short period of time.

Mr. Emezue stated that Chief T. A. Orji has transformed Abia State in
all sectors as can be seen by all Abians except the likes of the
former Governor who can be best described as highly myopic.

The Chief Press Secretary stated that Aba the commercial nerve centre
is working with massive road constructions going on there, especially
at Ohanku, Port Harcourt Road, Faulks Road, Pound Road, Jubilee, Ukwu-mango just to mention a few.

It is on record that during the last nationwide strike, the state was
generally peaceful especially Aba, as residents in one voice refused
to be forced into protest by enemies of progress, having seen the
wonderful job the Governor is doing.
On the issue of not having a conducive atmosphere in the state, the
former governor is just seeking for relevance as peace is the order of
the day in Aba. Many investors are falling head over heels to come to
Aba. A typical example is MECURE, an Indian firm which partnered with
the state to establish the diagnostic centres in Aba and Umuahia
Emezue added.

Mr. Emezue hinted that Chief T. A. Orji will not be distracted by
antics of a drowning man.
He however stated that anytime the former Governor wants to wash his
dirty linen, Abians will help him by reminding him of his past which
is nothing to write home about.