Igbo group warns on frivolous petition against ex-Governor, Orji

By Emmanuel Uzodinma

A coalition of students’ group under the aegis of Igbo Students’ Congress, has cautioned against what it called “frivolous petition against some worthy sons and daughters of Igbo land”.

The group, in a statement signed by its President Abel Kamanu specifically condemned recent allegations against former Abia Governor and Senator, Chief Theodore Orji.

In a statement made available to DAILY Post on Tuesday, it said “some people think that sitting idly in their houses and writing fake petitions against fellow Nigerians will make the EFCC to witch-hunt innocent persons.

“No, that is not the way the EFCC operates. The EFCC is a responsible organisation that follows due process in its activities.

“The groups that recently issued a release in the Sun newspaper, purporting to write a petition against Senator T A Orji, got it totally wrong and we call on the EFCC to disregard the tissues of lies.

“We know those behind the lies. The Chief sponsor is presently under trial by the EFCC and his antics was a mere diversionary measure. But he cannot escape the just arm of the law and his prosecution by the EFCC”.

It added that “we shall now be forced to make public his crime against Abia State

when he was in charge between 1999 to 200. Enough of this antics”.

In another development, the South East Youth Consultative Forum has lambasted the former Governor of Abia state, Chief Orji Uzoh Kalu over his alleged relentless war against his successor Senator T A Orji.

The group in a press release issued by Pius Emeka Ukaegbu, accused Orji Kalu of taking this war to the doorstep of the EFCC by prodding fake and faceless groups to be writing fake petitions

to the EFCC.
The group reminded Orji Kalu that he was still under EFCC trial and was not yet free from the hammer of the anti-corruption agency.

They, therefore, called on the EFCC to expedite action on the ongoing trial of Chief Kalu

They accused Kalu of running down Abia state for eight years between 1999 and 2007, a period they described

as the locust years.