Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has jeered at the former Governor of the state and senator representing Abia North senatorial district for using his brother Mascot Kalu as the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming House of Representatives bye-election for Aba North/South constituency.
The bye-election was fixed for the March 27th, following the demise of Hon Ossy Prestige, the member representing Aba North/South federal constituency in the green Chambers.
Gov Ikpeazu, who led the PDP campaign team to Aba yesterday, was quoted by his chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, through his Facebook wall to have mocked Orji Kalu without mentioning his name for plotting to make his junior brother a member of the House of Representatives, while he remains in the Senate.
The governor said that the people trying to make their brother reps member could not deliver on any road project in Aba when they were governor, adding that the only road project he did which is Osusu road got washed away immediately after construction and didn’t last.
“I have a biological younger brother who is a qualified lawyer and lives in Aba. As Governor, I can use my influence to make him the candidate of our party in this election. My question is this… If every person who is in power decides to send his youngest brother to the Federal House, when will the sons and daughters of ordinary people ever get the chance to get into positions of power?
By the way, these people who want to send their last brother to the Green Chamber to represent Aba, while they stay in the Red Chamber, please ask them to show you one road they did in Aba when they were in power that is still standing today. They did Osusu and few years later, plantains were growing in the middle of the road.