“Orji Kalu Attracted 60 Roads in less than 4-years, Are You In Same Senate With Him, Okafor Queries Abaribe
Mr. Theophilus Okafor has sought explanation from the Senator representing Abia South, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe on what he has done in the past 16 years in the Senate, wondering if it is the same Senate Orji Kalu (Abia North) has been in the last four years.
He said Sen. Kalu has been able to attract about 60 roads in the past four years, wondering what Abaribe has done in his 16 years as a Senator.
Okafor in an article said, “He has nothing to show in his senatorial district for the 16 long years he spent in the Senate. Recently, a businessman at Ariaria Market in Aba, Hillary Nduka, asked a reporter in Igbere, in Abia North Senatorial District, if it was the same Senate that Abaribe and Kalu have been.
“He said he could not understand how Abaribe failed to return anything to his constituency, while Orji Kalu has done over 60 roads in just four years.
“Speaking shortly after he saw a road inaugurated by Kalu in Abia North, the trader said: “My brother, please, are Abaribe and Kalu in the same Senate? Or is Abaribe at the section where they only talk without doing anything? I mean, can you compare him with what Kalu or Senator Ike Ekweremadu have done in their zones? Why are we this unlucky in Abia South?”
“In fact, in Abia South, it is a known fact that Abaribe now goes about blaming the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to accomplish anything meaningful. But that is contrary to the facts on the ground”.
He quoted a constituent of accusing Abaribe of not doing enough to ensure that the federal roads in his constituency, including Aba-Ikot Ekpene federal highway, Aba-Port Harcourt federal highway and many others are fixed, including the road to his house
“His constituents said that for the critical period he was their senator, it was PDP that led at the centre, yet, Abaribe could not deliver a single project to his people” he said.
He further accused Sen. Abaribe of sleeping in the Senate till he became the minority leader, an office he used in making political capital with the bail of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
He added, “Indeed, in the first 12 years, Abaribe was at the Senate, he was literally sleeping until PDP made him the minority leader. That was when he found his voice, especially when the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) became strong in the South East. He moved to secure bail for the leader of the group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and made a political gain of it as the champion of the Igbo cause.
“We challenge him to show what he did on the floor of the Senate to better the lives of his people. Everything about Senator Abaribe is deceitful, including his public claim of signing a bail bond for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” a party leader said.”