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If Fashola Was An Igbo, He Would Have Dumped Tinubu – Orji Kalu

Babatunde Fashola

Beset previous Legislative head of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has said that previous Legislative leader of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola would have left Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the event that he was an Igboman.

The Editorial manager in-Head of The Meeting magazine, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene, in an announcement of Monday, cited Kalu as saying this in a late meeting he allowed the magazine.

As indicated by Ishiekwene, Kalu told The Meeting magazine that, “Wow, there were more issues between (Bola) Tinubu and (Babatunde) Fashola than there were amongst me and Theodore Orji. In any case, it is the train of the Yoruba that kept them under control.

“The Igbo have no discipline in terms of politics. They are very good traders; they’re good in anything they do, but they don’t understand politics.”

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Kalu said that Igbo politicians had a lot to learn from how the Minister of Works Power and Housing and Tinubu, handled their differences during Fashola’s second term.

He stated that the lack of understanding of politics and the indiscipline of Igbo politicians were responsible for what he called the political backwardness of the South-East. He said things would have been different if his own successor, Theodore Orji, had the same approach as Fashola.

Kalu, who said most of the Igbo elite were selfish, said the Igbo should blame themselves and not the Federal Government for their woes.

Kalu recalled a conversation he had with President Muhammadu Buhari, where the President wondered aloud “why previous high-profile Igbo appointees had done nothing for the region.”

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