Haruna Ahmed has extolled the uncommon virtue of former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, describing him as a rare political leader and a thoroughly-bred Nigerian.
He made this submission ahead of the title to be conferred on Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in Kebbi State today.
“To my admiration yesterday, Senate President, Ahmed Lawal ; Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and other distinguished senators arrived Kebbi State ahead of today’s event by Kebbi Emirates
Going by the facts on ground, I am persuaded to believe that Kalu is one of the rarest political leaders from the Southern part of Nigeria who truly understands the essence of unity
It’s surprising that Kalu is the only Southern Leader who doesn’t just derive joy in harmonizing with the Northerners but also feels comfortable eating, sleeping and should I add, living within us.
As a Northerner, I know quite a number of politicians from the South who only come to Kebbi and leave the same day but this is not the case with Orji Kalu, who has already spent a night with us and I am sure would spend more time with us, which for me, is a sign of genuine love.
Indeed the honour given to him today by the Kebbi Emirates is a well deserved honour as he is not just a great son of Southern NIGERIA but also an adopted son of Northern NIGERIA.
I want to also use this medium to appreciate Kalu for his love for the unity of the Nation, for being a great example for other political leaders by teaching us through action and words to shun tribalism.
Congratulations to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, The KIBIYAN KABI of Kebbi Emirates
Today will be remembered forever for all of us in Kebbi.”