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Obasanjo Brought Corruption In Nigeria — Orji Kalu

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Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a swipe at the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over the latter’s continued attack on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

He claimed that the former President brought corruption in the country, which then impeded the economic growth of Nigeria.

Kalu, who made this known in his speech during the APC presidential rally held in Aba, Abia State, on Tuesday, also berated Obasanjo for trying to truncate the nation’s democracy with his third term agenda.

According to him, “I saw a man, called Olusegun Obasanjo attacking Mr. President. Obasanjo was a President who brought corruption in Nigeria.

“Obasanjo is a man, who told everybody that he never wanted third term, but, he wanted third term. My problem with him was his third term agenda, my problem with him was that he (Obasanjo) called me and former Speaker, Ghali Umar N’Abba that we should change the electoral bill.

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“I signalled N’Abba in his room and I said, N’Abba, we cannot do this. Obasanjo turned himself to be a dictator. How can you compare Obasanjo and Buhari together. Is there any comparison? No. Mr. President had no comparison.

“Buhari want the judiciary to be truly independent. The judges in Abia have told me that they are in the process of receiving their salaries directly from the federal government.

“You have seen our roads, since I left as Abia governor, look at our roads, we have never had any new road. When they go to Abuja, they will tell Mr. President all kinds of lies, that Abia is not APC.

“February 16 presidential election is around the corner. The popularity of the party (APC) will be tested in this soil (Abia). Abians are ready. We are going to give him 70 per cent votes from this Abia State, to the glory of God”.

Kalu, however, canvassed total support for the APC gubernatorial candidate in Abia, Uchechukwu Ogah, in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

He said, “Uche Ogah had been tried and tested. He is coming from the private sector the way I came. I have confidence that he will deliver dividends of democracy to the Abia people if elected as governor”.

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133 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Obasanjo initiated the corruption. Then u immersed urself in the corruption. U were to be probed but u acted quick by running into the APC which has now became “a safe haven” for every looters & corrupt politicians like you.

  2. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    EFCC where una dey I even forget this useless thief that call him self Former Governor of Abia state

  3. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Yes but you celebrated and institutionalized it.

  4. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 11:44 am

    U brought thief thief

  5. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 9:23 am

    And you accepted it

  6. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:34 am

    But you legalized it in Nigeria!

  7. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:18 am

    U are very stupid orji

  8. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:04 am

    And you took over from him.

  9. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 7:54 am

    But You Grossly Benefitted From The Corruption Idiot Because You Were In Power During His Tenure As Nigeria’s President.

  10. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 7:00 am

  11. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

    AND YOU INDULGE IN IT. UNAM

  12. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 5:33 am

    He brought corruption and u followed him also.ur corrupt that why u ran to Apc a heaven for corrupted politicians.stop as ur a kettle calling pot black

  13. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Look at this bssterd

  14. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 3:28 am

    But as governor u finished abia state fund

    Onye ori like u

  15. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 12:20 am

    And you were a trainee then , and you became a master of all in stealing. You joint apc and your sins are being forgiven. God dey ooo.

  16. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    U COMFIRMED IT

  17. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    You are mad I know you will soon rot in jail when Atiku wins

  18. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Even you that is corrupt is pointing fingers your time is near

  19. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    U are not going any where.idiot.

  20. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I thought he’s dead.

  21. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    And u orji kalu brought what ? You forgot ur root running to apc will not save u be ready for prison

  22. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    And u became the master…after Buhari returns to daura …ur charges will be bk

  23. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Kalu go to aba see where your corruption show up

  24. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    See this fool thief

  25. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Birds of d same feather

  26. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Yes

  27. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I am a realist.

    I have stop believing Buhari is hated in the South East.

    Those hungry PDP South East youths online are making us take a completely wrong conclusion.

    PMB has a loyal fan base every nook and cranny of Nigeria and the world at large.

    However, I urge you to start up new businesses, don’t fool yourself trying to build castles in the air.
    Credit-Ebubechukwu Ngozichukwu
    #ISTANDWITHBUHARI

  28. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    It was Babangida Not Obasanjo

  29. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Funny.

  30. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    But you are facing trail of corruption

  31. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    And you brought corruption in Abia

  32. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Nigeria is corruption it self it was created by corrupt fedfrick lugaurd imposed it on indigenous people by corruption running it with corruption till today

  33. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Shame to you

  34. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    What about u, mr orji Kalu, u are not ashamed of ur self

  35. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    And you perfected the art

  36. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    And you swim inside it.

  37. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Outdated news Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is far better than you, you should live him alone a murderer like you.

  38. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    There was corruption in Nigeria before she became a republic, don’t worry, your day is coming.

  39. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Instead of to just be quiet. Must u talk.

  40. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    It’s why you are facing corruption charge in court?

  41. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Orji uzor kalu is a fool. Buhari work with abacha, and if you ask orji uzor kalu, he will tell us that abacha is not corrupt, cause he wants to be president

  42. Anonymous

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  43. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    You are a stupid man, idiot.

  44. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Baby

  45. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Corruption discussing corruption. Shame on u

  46. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    He can never have peace in his life.for all the things he did in Abia state

  47. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Obj brought corruption in Nigeria and you took the corruption to Abia state. So you are part of the corruption

  48. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Akuya

  49. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    And you the grandmaster

  50. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    See this common criminal, you have transformed to saint in APC

  51. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Animal

  52. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    And u made it a tradition in Abia state ……not so ?

  53. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    And you imbibed it and became totally overwhelmed with it and your second name is now corruption.

  54. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    And you help him distribute, idiot

  55. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    …and you were the CORRUPTION SEED he planted. Nonsense!

  56. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Den u marry corruption as a wife

  57. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    If he bought corruption, y then did he bring icpc and efcc? Tramadol people

  58. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    A shameless Idiot Who introduced deity nd Oath based colonialism in Abia State governance during his 8 wasted years using all Juju to cover his corrupt practices.

  59. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    And what did you and your mother brought to Abia State

  60. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Geraout

  61. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Orji uzokanu brought corruption in Abia

  62. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    How do you know

  63. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    THIEF !!!!

  64. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    U cemented it in Abia state

  65. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    And you harvest it

  66. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Live OBJ out of ur problem APC have disappointed u

  67. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    N u became a Master

  68. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Obasonjo brought corruption but you graduated so fast into Corruption-In-Chief of Nigeria! Nuisance!

  69. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    With Ghana must go from AliBaba.com

  70. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    If Obasanjo brought corruption in Nigeria why did Awolowo go to jail

  71. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Who open door for him

  72. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Am u become a patron of corruption

  73. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    OBJ brought corruption and you enrolled in his class and graduated with out paying tuition?

  74. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    OBJ brought corruption, Orji Kalu implemented it to its fullest

  75. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    So Babangida and Abacha was not corrupt? Chai, APC, APC, APC, una too much, so you think Nigerians still believe you? All the criminals has become innocent over.

  76. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    This idiot get mouth to talk of corruption..shame on you

  77. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    And remember Okija Shrine managed by you and your Mother and Sister, that supplied all the Secondary School Uniforms during your Tenure as governor and your Sister as the Coordinators of the Federal Government Primary and Secondary School’s Freeing then,shameless

  78. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    …and you took it from him and modernize it.

  79. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    You are holy

  80. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    If ask me na who I go ask, corruption plus corruption will give you what,pls I need answer

  81. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    You mean he teached you and how do you become professional more than him

  82. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Orji, what is your definition of corruption?

  83. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    so you decided to take over from him abi?

  84. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    And you learnt it better than OBJ eeh?

  85. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Orji Kalu is a Fraud and a tacked moron.

  86. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Even before 1960 there was corruption

  87. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    This man’s old age has beginning to affect him negatively. He behaves an talk like a made man now.

  88. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Obi is a boy. Lol

  89. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Is this a gift from your EFCC driven sickness in a German hospital. Are you ok now to face your trial.

  90. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Who is in EFCC net now, OBJ or OUK?

  91. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Then u brought it in Abia State..

  92. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Clap for yourself

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    January 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

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  94. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:46 am

    But Orji Uzor Kalu became an expert in corruption stealing every money & resources in Abia state for himself.

  95. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    U chop Abia state money front and bck.

  96. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

    A born bastard how much did you and your useless mother steal from Abia state?

  97. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I want military to take over power

  98. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:20 am

    The years of the military were never corrupt?

  99. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

    And you crowned it king in Abia

  100. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Buhari quite the corruption in Nigeria

  101. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Look at this thiefffffff

  102. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

    And you helped him by stealing Abia people money….

  103. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

    AND YOU WERE BORN INTO IT

  104. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:58 am

    see who is talking…. Obasanjo is beta Dan u nd ur family….. Ur 8 year in Abia state Wat did u achieve ur brother T orji Wat did he achieve Biko close dat ur gutter mouth d smell is too much….

  105. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:55 am

    When all this idiots that are called leaders talk, I will be wondering what they take Nigerians for.

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  107. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:52 am

    And you now pick it up

  108. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:49 am

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    • Anonymous

      January 30, 2019 at 11:19 am

      What is the name of the hospital, or address of the native doctor and mind better herbalist doesn’t need a sign post or advertisement armature dealing with professionals

  109. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

    And you maintained that right?

  110. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Then u brought hunger idiot

  111. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

    And u became a partaker

  112. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:43 am

    And u blew it out of proportion.

  113. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

    OK continue

  114. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Mr orji have ever walk on the road of ABA?, your 8years as governor of Abia state was a wasted years, so stop mention that word corruption because you’re the father of corruption

  115. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:36 am

    But you come be big thief bcus zoo has no rule of law, people like you and Obasanjo supposed be hanging or through any means of public death sentence

  116. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:34 am

    And obj is more corrupt than babangida, abiola n even ur own very self.

  117. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

    And u embraced it with an open mind, soul and body

  118. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Then you flow up “shame to you “

  119. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:27 am

    And you made a fortune from it.

  120. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:25 am

    And you became the expert in corruption. Ewu.

  121. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:21 am

    And u brought corruption in abia state…

  122. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:20 am

    You will soon go to jail were you belong

  123. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Mr Kalu explain to us better, I heard you are more corrupt than corruption itself

  124. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Big time thief and occultic man. OUK u have lost ur usefulness.

  125. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:14 am

    If he brought then you learnt very well. Student pass teacher

  126. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Who bribe other senators and governor and make OBJ president against doctor Alex Ekwueme is you Orji Uzor what you did to igbos will still come to back you near in future, you have not seen anything yet

  127. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Then you legalized it in abia government. Ewu

  128. REV. DR. GODPOWER IKECHUKWU SOKO MBAH.

    January 30, 2019 at 11:08 am

    THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR IN A CAMPAIGN RALLY. ONLY TELL US THE GOOD THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR NIGERIANS. NOBODY IS 100% PERFECT, BUT THE GOOD THINGS OBASANJO DID AS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA SUPERSEEDED THE BAD ONES. REMEMBER TODAY TO MENTION ONLY BUT ONE AMONG MANY GOOD WORKS OF OBASANJO IS THE EASY AND CHEAP COMMUNICTION THROUGH TELEPHONE. EVEN IF HE WANTED TO RUN THIRD TIME, IT WAS A SUGESTION. THAT WAS WHY IT WAS DEBATED IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HE DID NOT SUPER-INPOSE THAT IDEA OF HIS. TODAY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT THAT IS NOT OBASANJO’S HAS INTRODUCED TOO MUCH KILLING AND DYING. WE DON’T WANT TO BE KILLED AND DIE. WE ARE ONLY INTERESTED TO HEAR AND KNOW HOW THIS WILL STOP.

  129. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:55 am

    What did you bring? Go to court and clear yourself if your conscience is clear.

  130. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Then you mastered it

  131. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:52 am

    You are a thief too and stop talking rubbish orji

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BREAKING: Kwara Assembly Bars PDP Lawmaker After Appeal Court Ruling

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The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday locked out a lawmaker elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon Abdulraheem Agboola.

Agboola claimed that he was locked out of the Assembly on the order of the Speaker, Rt Hon Yakubu Salihu.

Members of the PDP in the state had stormed the Assembly to protest alleged refusal of leadership of the House to admit Agboola, who was declared winner of the Ilorin South state constituency.

Agboola recently won his case at the Appeal Court, thereby unseating Hassan Abdulazeez Oluwanilo, the APC lawmaker earlier declared winner by the INEC.

Agboola thus became the only member elected on the platform of PDP in the 24-member Assembly.

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“As we all know, Appeal Court is the last destination for the House of Assembly election petition process. Its ruling has declared me winner.

“I started from the tribunal. I have my certificate of return from the INEC national headquarters, Abuja. The INEC in Kwara did the official presentation.

“According to the process, I have to come to the House in person to do documentation with the Clerk of the House in order to verify the genuineness of the certificate and ratify it.

“This is our third time of coming here. Since last Thursday that the certificate was issued, they have not attended to us.

“The Speaker, the Clerk and all of them have made themselves not to be available. We’ve been patient, telling our supporters not to be violent.

“This is the House we built. I served here between 1999 and 2003.

“We got here by 8:00 am today [Tuesday], but the security personnel said the Speaker would address us when he comes. We said there’s no need for any address but entry into the House,” he said.

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“As the first arm of government charged with the responsibility of lawmaking, the House cannot but abide by the law. However, the House is restrained from taking further steps in respect of the certificate of return issued to the PDP candidate for the Ilorin South constituency seat until the determination of the above said suit scheduled to be moved on Monday, December 16, 2019.”

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Wike and Oshiomhole

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The two leaders were at each other’s throat at the official presentation of “The Big Interviews,” a book authored by the immediate past Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited, Mr. Eric Osagie.

The event which had in attendance journalism finest hands including publisher of the Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Sam Amuka, business mogul, Isa Funtua among others started in earnest when Oshiomhole was called to make a few remarks before the unveiling of the compendium.

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According to the statement released by the online news platform, the recognition was aimed at further spurring other Nigerians to engender good governance and ultimately a better society, through diligence, hardwork, personal integrity and leadership as exemplified by Melaye and fellow Awardees.

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The mention of Garba resulted in guests clapping and hailing in surprise.

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Even Melaye, who was standing while his citation was read out, could not hold his laughter as well.

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