On Tuesday former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu’s made a statement that the Igbo people are better traders than politicians.
The statement made the Ohanaeze Youth Council and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra to react against Orji Kalu and asked him to apologize to to Igbo people.
Orji Kanu said:
“The Igbo have no discipline in terms of politics. They are very good traders; they’re good in anything they do, but they don’t understand politics.”
The President, Ohanaeze Youth Council, Okechukwu Isiguzoro reacted to what the ex governor said about Igbos and asked if Orji Kanu who served two tenure as a governor of Abia state in Igbo land and also indigen of Igbo a trader?
“Orji Kalu should immediately apologise to Ndigbo for insulting the great Igbo nation.
“During the First Republic, Igbo people like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Michael Okpara and others were at the forefront of the independence movement. In the Second Republic, Igbo people like Dr. Alex Ekwueme were also at the forefront of national politics.
“It was when people like Kalu came to power that the Igbo began to lose ground, because he (Kalu) and his likes introduced traders’ mentality into the politics played by the Igbo at the national level.”
“The statement, which is ridiculing Ndigbo, was not expected from somebody who was a two-term governor. Was Nnamdi Azikiwe a trader? Was Michael Okpara a trader? What of Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mbonu Ojike, Jaja Nwachukwu? Were they traders?”
“When Tinubu was controlling only one state, Kalu was controlling two states. How did he (Kalu) lose the two states? It’s because of his poor management skills. Ohanaeze youths don’t want to insult him because he is an elder, but he should apologise to Ndigbo.
“If he refuses to apologise, if he fails to retract that statement, we will put him in the dustbin of history and he will have no more relevance in Igboland.”