– The former Abia state governor has spoken out in favour of President Buhari
– Chief Orji Kalu called on western nations to support the president’s anti-graft war
– Kalu remains under investigation by the EFCC for corruption himself
The former governor of Abia state, Chief Orji Kalu has challenged western countries to support the anti-corruption policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by exposing Nigerians known to have fleeced the country of its resources.
Kalu who is himself facing corruption charges before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleged that the commission which he said was originally conceived to fight corruption was turned into a political tool of the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.
Kalu also faulted the approach of pro-Biafran agitators as degraded and faulty saying that it would not help redress the genuine pains of Igbos in Nigeria.
He said that the efforts of the Buhari administration may be the first genuine fight against corruption in Nigeria and called on western nations to support the administration by providing all support and means required.
Speaking in Washington D.C, United States of America while receiving a delegation of graduate African students of the National War College, he appealed to the western world to help Nigeria by exposing those Nigerians who have looted the country’s resources to invest and buy choice properties in Europe, USA, UAE, Asia and Middle East.
“The international intelligence agencies have a critical role to play in fishing out those that have stolen the common wealth of Nigerians,” he said.
Speaking on the pro-Biafra agitators, Kalu lamented the marginalization of the South East in all ramifications noting that 46 years after the civil war, the region has not been fully integrated into the Nigerian nation.
Kalu was indicted by the EFCC last month, accused of involvement in the laundering and illegal diversion of N.5.6 billion while he was governor of Abia state.
The former governor has denied all the charges against him, stating that there is no truth to the allegations whatsoever.