Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has reacted to the backlash he suffered following the viral video interview where he spoke of assassinations in PDPduring party congresses.
According to Orji Uzor Kalu, his statement was taken out of context, as he has never killed anyone and will never do such nor engage anyone to kill on his behalf.
The former governor who decamped from the PDP to the APC in 2016, while addressing newsmen in Abuja during the south-east zonal executive committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had said;
“In all democracy, there’s always a quarrel, and the quarrel will prevail, we will settle it amicable as a family,” he said in reaction to the divisive APC congresses recently held across the country.
“Everybody will come back to the party, and the party will have its honour, there’s no problem.
“In the PDP, we used to kill people when they are doing this thing (congress) which is not good.
“We are very happy the (APC) congresses came very well in south-east and went very well. We can only fight anybody in south-east who is not supporting our president.”
However in his new statement, the former Governor said;
“I did not say I used to kill people during congress when I was a member of the PDP”, he said.
“Rather, I pointed out that due to political rivalry and other vices, people used to die during congresses in the PDP.
“I am not only a law-abiding Nigerian but also a devout Catholic who does not believe in ungodly and inhuman acts. I have never killed anyone and will never do such nor engage anyone to kill on my behalf.
“People should not twist my interview to suit their selfish, wicked and barbaric ambitions. I am a man of peace and I can never derail from the path of peace.”