JUST IN!!! Ikpeazu in Fresh Trouble Over Orji Uzor Kalu’s Pension
Abians have called on the state government to be fair in its dealings with Orji Uzor kalu, a former Abia state governor from 1999 to 2007.
This appeal was made when a delegation of Abia Elders in the state paid a courtesy visit last week to the former governor at his country home in Igbere. Since 2007 when Orji Uzor Kalu handed over to T. Orji, the state has withheld his pension while paying the other past governors of the state.
Investigations reveal that T.A. Orji who is also a former Governor not only receives his pensions as a former state governor regularly but is also receiving pensions as a civil servant in the state even when the state government owes areas of pensions to civil servants. Observers believe that this is not unconnected with an orchestrated effort by the former governor, T.A. Orji in connivance with the present governor Okezie ikpeazu to irk Orji Uzo Kalu. Abians are beginning to protest against this injustice and are worried about this latest style of political vendetta being meted out to OUK whose style of politics never sidelined anyone but embraced all.
The former governor while speaking with the elders on the political menace in the state wondered why the Abia state government could be so vindictive in everything concerning him. He told the elders that he transformed Abia state and put the state on the political map of Nigeria and made name for people who were hitherto nothing until he brought them into political limelight.
He said it’s laughable and unbelievable that the state government could deliberately refuse to pay his pensions since he left office in 2007 when other former governors are receiving theirs.