Senate Minority Leader and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that he went through as deputy to Governor Orji Uzor Kalu.
Abaribe, who was elected Deputy Governor in 1999 under Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, accused Kalu’s mother of making him pass through hell as Abia number two citizen.
Naija News reports that the lawmaker revealed his ordeal in his 333 page book titled: “Made in Aba, A life of coincidences.”
The book was presented to the public on Monday at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
Abaribe wrote: “On the matter of loyalty by ordeal, whereby people were said to swear allegiance on all sorts of objects, my experience was that some people around Kalu took it upon themselves to engage in invidious activities, purporting to be directed by him.
“To the extent that I knew, he never brought up any such conversation; nor did his mother. If by then they had cleverly outsourced that aspect to others, I leave that to others to fill their own stories.
“In my case, on the night before swearing in ton office, the Aba North Local Government Chairman informed me that Kalu’s people were not comfortable with me as I had not sworn to anything.
“According to him, since I claimed no interest in such activities because I was a devout Christian, he could take me to a prophet instead. To get him out of my hair, I acceded to the request Kalu’s younger brother, Uzor, came along too.“