The Burial of Late Dr Elekwachi James Chigozirim Nwaogbo a Former Secretary to Abia State Government at Ntalakwu Oboro,Ikwuano LGA of Abia State turned out to be a battle field between two Former Governors of Abia State Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Theodore Orji.
Dr Orji Uzor Kalu who ruled Abia State between 1999 till 2007 had the Current Senator Representing the Abia Central District in the Senate Senator Theodore Orji as Chief Of Staff while Late Dr Nwaogbo was the Secretary of the State Government.
Trouble Started at the burial when the Leader of Service handed over the Microphone to Former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu for his Tribute to Late Dr Nwaogbo at the Primary School Filed where the burial Service held.
Dr Kalu began by stating that he cancelled his International Appointment to pay his last Tribute to a man who was Loyal to his Boss
“Since I Left Office in 2007,this is the First Time am making Speech in any Burial,but I have to be here to show my last respect to a man that showed uncommon Loyalty to his Boss while he served as the Secretary to the Abia State Government When Abia was Abia,not now that Salaries are not Paid”
“While in Serving as the Secretary to the State Government,he served his boss with humility not like Trators,not like those who sold their Boss” He Said.
Responding to the Comments of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu,Senator Theodore Orji who took over the mantle of Leadership from Dr Orji Uzor Kalu in 2007,said he is the First Governor in Abia that had gone to the Senate after Successfully ruling for 8years.
|Orji Uzor Kalu consoling the wife of Late Dr Nwaogbo|
“We are not here for Politics,but I want to remark that Late Dr Elekwachi Nwaogbo was already known before he became the Secretary to the Abia State Government”
“When I came into Office as the Governor of Abia State,the First thing I did was to abolish Idolatory which was reigning in Abia”
“if there is nothing else I achieved as Governor of Abia State I can at least beat my chest and say I ended idol worship in this state. On my watch, Commissioners and appointees didn’t have to go to Okija or any other shrine to pledge allegiance to me and my mother or wife. Even the inherited debts and outstanding salaries/pensions were largely settled and I left the state as one of the least indebted in the country while adding many legacy projects that Abia people are enjoying to date”.
“I am the only Governor that had ruled for 8years in Abia State and went to the Senate,if anybody thinks its easy,let him Contest Election and go to the National Assembly”
“The man we have gathered here to pay the final Respect today was among those who insisted that power must go round in Abia,from Abia North to Abia Central,from Abia Central to Abia South”
The Both men who are Political enemies did not have any handshake till Orji Uzor Kalu left the Venue at Exactly 5Minutes to 1Pm.