The former governor of Abia state and APC Senatorial candidate for Abia North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on Saturday returned to Germany to keep his appointment with his doctor Prof. Kleinschmidt after earlier honouring a court invitation. The former governor arrived Frankfurt airport at about 5:00am and went straight to the Wiesbaden Hospital in Germany.
ABN TV recalls that in his appreciation letter on Wednesday, November 28, he had informed Nigerians of his intention to return to Germany on the 10th of December 2018 to keep his medical appointment.
Our source at the hospital said the head of the team of medical doctors attending to him was out of the country on holidays and only returned to schedule the appointment for Kalu on the 15th. This was the reason he had to leave immediately for Germany.
Meanwhile, since the news of Kalu’s surgery broke out, there has been overwhelming outpouring of love and solidarity by Nigerians and the people of Abia North in particular, who have repeatedly assured Kalu of their resolve to vote for him in 2019 for Senate.
Many of the people interviewed by our correspondents urged Kalu to concentrate on his health and assured him that they will vote for him whether he campaigns or not.
A Youth leader in Arochukwu LGA, Onyebuchi Udensi said “our people are tired of people coming to share N500 or N1000 during election and nobody will see them again till four years. We need quality representation, we need a senator who can influence the Federal Government to fix our roads, tackle erosion, provide assistance to our farmers, build schools and provide meaningful empowerment to our youths, not frying pan empowerment and Orji Kalu is the only credible candidate who can deliver. He has done it before and I know he will do it again”
On her part, a woman leader in Abiriba, Madam Ogbeyealu Okorie said: “When Kalu was governor, civil servants were paid on time, Pensioners were happy, parents were happy because of Kalu’s free education program, free health care, even till today, OUK foundation is giving out interest free loans to our people, giving scholarship to students and many more. Campaign or no campaign, the women will vote for him massively because he loves for us and we love him too.”
Kalu who was spotted at Frankfurt Airport in the early hours of Saturday was accompanied by two security personnel. Our source said the Germany authorities where asked by one of the American countries to ensure Kalu’s Security during his stay in the country. The Security personnel were also spotted through out Kalu’s stay in the hospital in November.
All attempts to reach the former governor failed. However, his close associate who pleaded anonymity confirmed the trip, assuring Nigerians that Kalu will be back in Nigeria very soon to celebrate Christmas with his family and supporters.
According to him “This shows that against the propaganda of the opponents and other political parties, Dr. Orji Kalu is a free man who would sacrifice personal comfort, even risking his health, to obey the order of the courts in Nigeria. Most people in his status would stay 6 months or more because the doctor said so, until they are completely healed overseas before returning home to answer the laws of the land. Dr. Orji Kalu has shown that he is a great statesman who has high respect for the rule of law having asked most of his supporters to stop joining issues with the decision of Justice Idris.”
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