Delivering a paper titled ‘Mainstreaming Igbo in Nigeria’, former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu who was guest speaker of the inauguration of Igbo Support group for Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, slammed the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose over uncomplimentary utterances against the personality of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Orji Uzor Kalu, who slammed Fayose for reportedly saying he was deceiving the Igbos, by dumping the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for the All Progressive Congress (APC), told Fayose to steer off criticizing the President Buhari over his health, and focus on making his state a better place.
Kalu further noted that he’s still friends with Fayose, but that the Ekiti governor goofed to say that he was deceiving Igbos for defecting to APC.
“Fayose should endeavour to show the people of Ekiti the essence of good governance rather than engaging himself on unnecessary criticism of Mr. President and others perceived as arch enemies”, he added.
The Abia born politician noted that he once engaged ex President Olusegun Obasanjo while in office as governor, adding that he criticized him on the issues of third term agenda and road construction in the East. “I have never attacked the personality of the former President Obasanjo like Fayose always drags the name of President Buhari to mud, particularly his health related issues”, he stated.