…says President wrong on no-go area clauses for National Confab
BY DANIEL ETEGHE
Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to review the activities of Abia State police commissioner to stave off a rehash of another Mbu in the state.
Mbu was the controversial police commissioner in Rivers State whose activities allegedly heated up the political firmament of the state.
The former governor also said it was wrong for the President to prevent delegates at National Conference from discussing the unity of the country, as one of the no-go area clauses for the conference.
Kalu, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly on return from the United Kingdom, spoke against the backdrop of arrest of the Associate Editor of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Ebere Wabara, by policemen from Abia State who allegedly acted on the orders of the state governor, Theodore Orji.
He said: “It is just like some policemen in Abia State breaching the rights of arresting some journalists on their fundamental human right of writing, the commissioner of police in Abia is like a savage as far as I am concerned because he does not understand what the constitution is all about.
“The Inspector General of Police understands the laws of this country and understands that journalists have right of existence so I want to warn that commissioner in Abia. I am appealing to Mr. President to have a second look on that commissioner in Abia before they will have another Mbu in Abia State.”
On the National Conference, Kalu said President Goodluck Jonathan was wrong in preventing delegates at the National Conference from discussing the unity of Nigeria as one of the major no-go-area clauses.
He said the delegates were duty bound to discuss everything, noting that was the only way the country could become strong and one indivisible nation.