Orji Uzor Kalu has urged Igbos to join and support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to benefit from the administration.
The former governor joined the APC a few weeks ago and said he did due to pressure from friends and family.
In a statement via his Facebook page, Kalu said Igbo people have a lot to benefit from joining the APC and revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari promised to carry out projects in the south east which he has started already.
He wrote: “As an Igbo man who have seen it all, trained in business by the Hausa Fulani and started business in the South West. I sincerely believe it is better for the Igbos to sit where other Nigerians are sitting. I recall that on complaining of how the bad roads in the South East has been a great source of worry to me and our people, President Muhammadu Buhari personally promised me that all the contractors in the South East will return to sites before the end of November.
His statement elicited reactions from some commenters with many lashing at him for being anti-Biafra.
Okechukwu Uzuegbunam wrote: “APC remains the only moving train in Nigeria political system for now so the Igbos will not stand alone we will join the train if we are wise”
Offor Ogueji wrote: “OUK has finally alligned with d Association of Witches. He deserves nothing but sympathy. No sound man willingly joins a party dat ruined d Nation's economy while claiming to be introducing positive change! Or is he seeking a deal that will free him from d EFCC net? Selfishness is surely at d centre of dis senseless move!”
Ukaigwe Iheanyi Henry wrote: “Disappointed in u, betraying land father land again for selfish interest after all your people are suffering in the hands of abokis..,well, you talked abt T.A orji betraying u while u are the worst, you went for Soludos launching of Biafran book yet u couldn't learn from it and stand to support d interest of your people and Nnamdi kanu..ride on but you are on your own. Case dismissed”
Frank Nnamani wrote: “Shame to southerners for Hausa Fulani to be using you people as selfish people now Yoruba have fall apart with them because they have taken power now they want to turn to Igbos so what they are doing is divide and rule because of their selfishness upon all their “wiseness” they claim to be. Shame upon them because they don't represent anybody it is just for their selfishness”