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Orji Kalu speaks on fighting Obasanjo over Theodore Orji

Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State has disclosed that he fought ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his then successor, Theodore Orji.

Kalu disclosed that he had to fight Obasanjo before Orji became governor of the state in 2007.

He said this while reacting to the face-off between him and Orji.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain assured that he has forgiven his former political ally.

Theodore Orji was the Chief of Staff to the APC chieftain while the latter was a governor.

Upon completion of his tenure in 2007, Kalu handed over to Orji.

Speaking on their frosty relationship, Kalu said he did not offend Orji in any way.

Speaking with Nation, Kalu said, “As for the former governor, T. A. Orji, my conscience is clear. I did nothing wrong to him. I did not offend him in any way. This man was in jail and I insisted that he should succeed me as governor.

“To achieve that, I fought everybody, including the then President Olusegun Obasanjo. At a point they asked me to put my younger brother’s name as the governor instead of Orji and I refused. I made him governor, yet he said all sorts of things against me.

“I have forgiven him. I have nothing against him in my mind. I have moved forward. I thank God that I am alive today to tell this story. I thank God that I was able to stand and help someone. He never knew how the battle to make him governor was fought and won.”

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