By Lawani Mikairu
Former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu on Friday said he will write a comprehensive reply to former President Olusegun Obasanjo letter to President Muhammadu Buhari criticizing his poor handling of the economy and urging him not to contest the 2019 presidential election after consulting the international intelligence community , adding that the ex- president lacks the moral right to write such letter.
Kalu who made this known in an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two ( MMA2), in Lagos alleged that the former President is the cause of many of the things that are happening in the country today. And that PDP plundered the NNPC and CBN at will , insisting that the APC will open the books to show the level of rot, it inherited from the PDP.
He also said Buhari has recorded some achievements in his two and half years tenure , which should necessitates his re- election listing the commencement of work on the Second Niger Bridge and other interventions in the economy.
Kalu said :” I am not going to talk about former President Obasanjo’s letter because I am going to make some consultations with the United States, Germany, China and the United Kingdom, then I will come back and speak on that letter.
I think Obasanjo’s letter is not in the best interest of Nigeria. I don’t want to reply him now because I have given you example time without number”.
“There are three express roads Obasanjo refused to build when he was the President of Nigeria. Port Harcourt, Okigwe, Umuahia, Enugu expressway. It is being built now by the Buhari administration. Another one is the Enugu, Awka, Onitsha expressway. It is being built now by the Buhari administration. Obasanjo did not build it. Then there is the Onitsha, Owerri and Aba expressway. The Buhari administration is building it now”.
“Between Obasanjo and Buhari who should I call my friend in real terms? It is Buhari who is developing our region. With the roads, trailers loaded with manufactured goods in Aba will be able to get to their various destinations from the city. So Buhari is my friend; so he is a better President”, he said.
Adding that ,”I don’t wish to reply that letter now because the former President has no morals that should qualify him to write that letter. This is because he is the cause of many of the things that are happening in this country today. I will make consultation with the intelligence community of the countries I have mentioned before I will reply Obasanjo’s letter”.
Kalu also said it will be unfair to the South East , South South and South Westerns part of Nigeria not to support the second term bid of Buhari, given the need to return power to the Southern part of the country after the completion of his two terms. He however called on Buhari to speak up on the challenges of insecurity affecting the country , especially as it affects the attack of some section of the country by Fulani herdsmen.