For apologising to Abubarkar Atiku, because he was called out on his prostitutional visit to Olusegun Obasanjo, Icheoku says, the Abia Elders Forum is the most despicable and destitutional of all associations presently parading itself in the South East of Nigeria. Their beggarly apology amplifies the stereo-typical thinking in some quarters, that the Igbos are their own worst enemies? Can you imagine these faceless a-holes selling out on their own son, Orji Uzor-Kalu for a piece of the proverbial Abubarkar Atiku's poridge; and someone please tell Icheoku that the Igbos, with this kind of attitude, stand a chance at producing a Nigerian president of Igbo origin someday?
Why must it be Orji Uzor-Kalu that should be singled out and persecuted for putting his take on the swirling criticism of Abubarkar Atiku for genuflecting back to his old nemesis, Olusegun Obasanjo? That Atiku's caustic visit to Obasanjo connotes “selfishness and inconsistency” on the part of Abubarka Atiku is without doubt; so where then, is the beef against Orji Uzor-Kalu, that this Abia Elders Forum should open their ever-yawning mouth in such a denigrating way? Who in Nigeria did not criticise the miscalculated move by Abubarkar Atiku, going on all fours before Olusegun Obasanjo and naively thinking that his sins will be forgiven? Does Atiku not know that with Olusegun Obasanjo, forgiveness is for God only, but not him? Icheoku says, at the appropriate time, Olusegun Obasanjo shall take his pound of flesh off Atiku's body and with some blood as Lady Portia will not avail her services to Atiku. From Wole Soyinka to Balarabe Musa to Segun Osoba to every politician/pundit in Nigeria as well as the media including Icheoku.com; the criticisms were firing on all cylinders? So why should Orji Uzor-Kalu's merely adding his voice on a national discuss be deemed as inappropriate and an exception by these charlatans under the aeges of "Abia Elders Forum"?
Icheoku asks who constitues the membership of this shameless association, the Abia Elders Forum ? Shame on you, Abia Elders Forum and whatever you represent does not include the interest of the Igbo-man. Unmask your ugly self and let us know what you have contributed to the general welfare of the average Igbo-Joe since your inception? Your vituperations on Orji Uzor-Kalu adds impetus to the saying that some Igbos can sell their mother for a few shekels of silver; and also shows that the Igbos are the most disunited of all the people that ever walked the face of this earth. What shall it take for the Igbos to once again become each others brother's keeper? Icheoku says, Orji Uzor-Kalu was right to add his own opinion about the Abubarkar Atiku's infamous visit to the medicine man of Otta and nobody should hang him out to dry or unwantonly criticise his freedom of speech; particularly these lilliputians who purportedly begged Abubarka Atiku to please forgive Kalu? These guys are naughts and out of their freaking minds? They are the men and women every Igboman should beware of! They are the present danger and new-saboteurs of the Igbo struggle in Nigeria. Icheoku says, Igbo people must be ashamed to be so identified, after this shameful condescensional act of unsolicited apology of the Abia Elders Forum.
In their offesive statement, the Abia Elders Forum (AEF) through its Publicity Director Uchenna Kalu, said "it received with sadness the utterance of the former Governor of the Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. We apologise to Atiku over Kalu’s recent statement calling him a “chameleon, selfish and inconsistent. We commiserate with Alhaji Atiku because we know exactly the role he played in moving the country forward and we urge Atiku to forgive Kalu over his utterances and we call on him to continue to associate with the Abia people". Icheoku says if this people are not the lowest of low-lifers on earth, nothing else so qualifies? How condescending and slavish for them to beg Atiku to continue to associate with Abia people and Icheoku asks what is the benefit derivable from such association? When have Adamawa people ever begged to be associated with anybody, not even Olusegun Obasanjo when he was torturing their own Abubarkar Atiku? Who is the chameleon if not Atiku? Who is selfish if not Atiku? Who is inconsistent if not Atiku? Inspite of all his hoofing and puffing against Olusegun Obasanjo, he still crawled back on his knees to beg for forgiveness of his sins? So Orji Kalu was right! Despite swearing to be the symbol of democracy struggle in Nigeria, Atiku abandoned course and without consulting his followers surrepitously arranged to and went to prostrate before Olusegun Obasanjo? And again, Orji Kalu was right on the money! An Atiku's visit founded on his selfish desire to rule Nigeria at all cost, even if it means dinning with the devil Olusegun Obasanjo; and again Orji was right! Peradventure, a big surprise awaits Atiku as Nigerians will resist such a drooling son of a bitch from becoming their president.
Unlike Abubarkar Atiku, Orji Uzor-Kalu had remained steadfast with his convictions and was the first to throw his hat in the ring to stop Olusegun Obasanjo from his third term bid? That he suffered greatly without cowing down to Olusegun Obasanjo was a fact of general awareness; losing his Slok Airlines operating license as well as Hallmark Bank etc as a consequence of standing up to the lunatic of Otta, Olusegun Obasanjo. That Orji Uzor-Kalu fought off Olusegun Obasanjo's machine and got "elected" twice as Abia State's executive governor and topped it all when he was succeeded in office by his own chosen candidate, under his own newly floated political party, PPA; is there for these urchins consituted in Abia Elders Forum to see? Abubarkar could not even win his own state of Adamawa and yet it is the same Atiku that this Abia Elders Forum prefers and is begging to forgive Orji Kalu; and to also not forsake Abia State? What for and wherein is the dividends of such felicity?
Icheoku says, it is regrettable as it is omnious that some Igbo people do not recognise their heros, of which Orji Uzor-Kalu eminently qualifes as one, belonging in the same genre as Odumegwu Ojukwu, Senator Ken Nnamani and Ralph Uwazulike just to mention a few. Icheoku says this, because we recognise where people stand in periods of high adversity and not those story-tellers, like this Abia Elders Forum, who re-appear from their hide-outs after the tornado had already blown away? Calling Orji Kalu a political rascal does not belittle his stature as he, Orji Uzor-Kalu has by his accomplishments during his short life on earth, achieved so much that these rat-packs called Abia Elders Forum can only day-dream about. That Orji Uzor-Kalu is a man is without doubt and a brave man indeed; and to say otherwise will be as pitful as a jealousy-driven denial of the obvious. Aptly described by Orji Uzor-Kalu himself, these folks of Abia Elders Forum are a bunch of irresponsible and faceless political orphans! Icheoku does not care about the veracity of the excahnges between Orji Kalu and Atiku but only mindful that Orji Uzor-Kalu should not be singled out to be crucified, for chastising Abubarkar Atiku's ill-advised, capitulating visit to Olusegun Obasanjo, period!