Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has declared that he picked the senator representing Abia South senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe from the gutter.
Abaribe was the deputy governor when Kalu governed Abia in 1999 but he was impeached before the end of Kalu’s first term.
In his book entitled: “Made in Aba,” Abaribe alleged that he was removed because he did not bow to Kalu’s mother who was very powerful in the government.
Abaribe said he started having trouble with Orji Kalu when he failed to join the league of politicians who thronged his mother’s abode for favours.
Both men renewed their hostilities in the buildup to the forthcoming bye-election in Aba North and Aba South Federal Constituency where Mascot, a younger brother to Kalu is the APC candidate in the election.
Last week, Abaribe had attacked Kalu, saying he is yet to recover from Kuje prison experience and may find it difficult to understand the new changes in Abia.
Responding, Kalu said it is strange that the senator he “picked from the gutters” and made deputy governor has been witch-hunting him.