By Musa Adamu
Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has made his first entrance to the South East almost two months after his release from the Kuje custodial centre.
Senator Kalu arrived the domestic wing of the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri at exactly,1:32pm via a private jet. Senator Orji Kalu’s last visit to the South East was in October 2019.
The former Governor with retinue of his aides arrived the airport in company of friends and associates.
The Chief Whip was received by representatives of the Imo State government, Abia state bipartisan party leaders, members of Abia state House of Assembly, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths, leadership of different social cultural groups among others.
Thousands of supporters wearing branded facemasks were outside the airport to welcome the Senator.
However, according to reports, office of the Chief Whip of the Senate had issued a directive appealing to well wishers and supporters to respect the COVID-19 regulations and avoid gatherings to celebrate his homecoming.
Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress (APC) Abia state chapter, in a statement signed by the publicity secretary, Comrade Benedict Godson, has welcomed the former Governor to the state.
The statement reads as follows “Today, our leader makes triumphant entry into Abia, as journey towards reclaiming our state begins. In our part of the world, we so much believe in destiny. It’s so real that when it starts manifesting, we can’t help but say it’s God’s doing.
“It’s written in the sky and it’s obvious in the minds of men that Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu is a man destined to do great things. The Bible, our holy book, in Numbers 23:8, also made it clear that any man whom God has blessed, no man can curse such a man.
“So today, after the much failed efforts made to curse a man whom God has already blessed, that man is coming in to take his rightful place as our leader.”
“He is the APC leader in the South East of Nigeria, he’s Abia State political leader no matter the party you belong and he is the man whom everybody gives the respect as Abia Original leader.
“Many people, not just those in APC, have been calling upon him to come and take what rightfully belongs to him and they will not be disappointed because he is coming.
“For us in APC, today is the beginning of us reclaiming a state that we sincerely know we can do better and make better for our people. The triumphant entry of Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu today into Abia is a mark of a new beginning because the breeze of change will take over from today in Abia.
“We welcome him and we urge him to take his rightful place as we all will always follow where he leads.”