Filed in Politics by on February 26, 2009

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

Chief Eunice Uzor Kalu, mother of ex-Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has urged her son and former vice president Atiku Abubakar to sheathe the sword and end the war of words, which they recently engaged in.

Mrs. Kalu made the appeal in a press statement issued on Wednesday, stressing that the duo’s “kid-fight on the pages of Nigerian newspapers is not only regrettable but condemnable.”

Below is the full text of the statement:
“My attention had been drawn to the continued kid fight between my son, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his age-long friend. I have studied the issues surrounding their recent media brouhaha and it has become clear that the two former leaders, Vice president Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu are yet to outgrow some childlike attitudes.

This attitude which had necessitated two good friends to commence their kid fight on the pages of Nigerian newspapers is not only regrettable but condemnable. However, as a mother who knew from the outset how the problems started, between my son and Olusegun Obasanjo on the one side and that of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on the other side I hereby state thus:
The reconciliation between the duo of Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar is a matter of political choice and therefore should not warrant the recent kid fight between two good friends, Orji Uzor Kalu and Atiku Abubakar.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu had been good friends for decades before they both joined politics, and therefore should not continue the fight on the pages of newspapers.
Several years ago when politics was not yet in their hearts, as a customs officer, Atiku Abubakar loved Orji Uzor Kalu who was then a businessman and they both worked together harmoniously.
Politics should not tear apart these two friends who I have seen grow from literally nothing into world class leaders. They should therefore be very good examples to those whom they lead, because so many people are learning from their actions and inactions.”


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