‘I can fight corruption better than president Buhari’ – Orji Uzor Kalu
Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he can fight corruption better than President Buhari. Kalu who is currently standing trial for allegedly stealing N2.9billion from Abia state when he was governor from 1999 to 2007, said this when he spoke at the quarterly public lecture series of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) held in Abuja.
Orji who decamped to APC in November 2016, told the gathering that his trial is political. He said the Buhari anti-corruption war will be more credible if the government tries and prosecutes former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
My prosecution is political. Our accounts in Abia state were transparent under my watch. The US knows, the UK knows. I have been given a red carpet in these two countries. I have been given a red carpet in China. In fact, I am stronger in fighting corruption than President Buhari because he is not fighting it well. I have recovered peoples’ money and given them back. I am a creator of wealth at every level. If any court finds me to be corrupt, it should jail me. Corruption is the bane of this country. A corrupt judge, corrupt politician are worse than an armed robber. Nigerians should start electing presidents that have meaning and gut to take decisions. President Buhari has got some guts but he should arrest Obasanjo for us to know that corruption is working. Without arresting Obasanjo, he has not started fighting corruption because Obasanjo took away our $16 billion electricity money. So, unless he arrests Obasanjo, corruption is not being fought in Nigeria.” he said