Igbo Responsibilities Have Become a Priority For Orji Kalu and me – Rochas Okorocha
The Former Governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial zone, Rochas Okorocha has said that the Ndigbo welfare has become the sole responsibility of both him and the former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu, currently the Chief Whip of the Senate.
The former Governor and senator made this statement in Abia state at the home of first Vice National n Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC(SE), Dr. Julius Anyim Nyerere, while disclosing the need for the unification of Igbo Elites.
According to Rochas, most of the Igbo Elites, the likes of Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Jim Nwobodo, Arthur Nzeribe, and others have lost relevance in the political sphere and at such, the leadership responsibilities of Ndigbo has fallen on both him and Orji Uzor Kalu shoulders.
“Many other great leaders are no more and that vacuum must be filled up. So the responsibilities have fallen on other people’s shoulders, and that shoulder is that of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and myself”
“So it is important that we gather as brothers and discuss issues that will help the entire Igbo people. Because if a child knows what killed his father, he wouldn’t allow himself to die the same way” he said.
He further said that he is not acting on a selfish interest but his actions are for the benefit of Ndigbo, as he and Orji Uzor Kalu are now working together to achieve that sole aim.
He also said that its high time that the Ndigbos are no longer used as spare tires. According to him, Igbos should remove the mindset of Political Enemies and embrace the spirit of brotherhood, which will help Ndigbo know when there is a political war.
On the other hand, Orji Uzor Kalu said that he is willing to return peace and fix all rivalry in the SouthEast APC as that is the only way to unite the party for this great assignment for the Ndigbo.
The Chief Whip also noted he is very courageous and not scared of speaking the truth, adding that he also wants to see a larger Nigeria where every citizen will be comfortable and living in unity.