‘Orji kalu’s Daura title proves him a true nationalist’, says Cairo Ojougboh
As reactions still trail the recent conferment of chieftancy title, ” Danbaiwan Hausa ” on ex-Abia Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu by the Emir of Daura, H.R.H Alhaji Dr. Umar Faruk Umar, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, has described the honour as
an indication of Kalu’s national appeal.
The frontline Governorship Aspirant for Delta State said the new feather on Kalu’s cap was an attestation that “he is a true nationalist.”
The former National Deputy President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the traditional title conferred on Kalu was as a result of his “leadership capabilities which have always been devoid of ethnic or religious sentiments”.
Ojougboh who made this known in a statement issued by his Campaign Media Assistant, Mr. Kenneth Udeh, said “Nigeria needs more of Kalus to remain united”.
He also congratulated the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar for recognizing Kalu’s numerous contributions to the unity of the country, youths empowerment as well as his unflinching support for President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
He further posited that the award of the prestigious title in the Northern region to someone from the Southeast region would further unite the country.
The statement read: “The conferment of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu as the Danbaiwan Hausa Hausa is a true attestation that Dr. kalu is a true nationalist devoid of any tribal or religious sentiments.
“Over the years he has never relented in his efforts to promote the unity of a country and the need to be tolerant. He is indeed a courageous man known for his philanthropic and empowerment strides not also forgetting his outstanding leadership skills.
“Dr. Kalu has also shown un-alloyed commitment in supporting President Buahri and his good works.
“I also commend the Emir of taking the bold step of bestowing Dr. Kalu with such rare prestigious traditional honour. The award will go a long way in building bridges across tribes and unite the nation more “
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