Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has declared that he picked the senator representing Abia South senatorial district within the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe from the gutter.
Abaribe was the deputy governor when Kalu governed Abia in 1999 but he was impeached before the top of Kalu’s first term.
In his book entitled: “Made in Aba,” Abaribe alleged that he was removed because he didn’t bow to Kalu’s mother who was very powerful within the government.
Abaribe said he started having trouble with Orji Kalu when he did not join the league of politicians who thronged his mother’s abode for favours.
Both men renewed their hostilities within the buildup to the forthcoming bye-election in Aba North and Aba South Federal Constituency where Mascot, a younger brother to Kalu is that the APC candidate within the election.
Last week, Abaribe had attacked Kalu, saying he’s yet to get over Kuje prison experience and should find it difficult to know the new changes in Abia.
Responding, Kalu said it’s strange that the senator he “picked from the gutters” and made deputy governor has been witch-hunting him.