A CHIEFTAIN of the All
Progressives Congress, APC and
former governor of Abia State,
Orji Uzor Kalu has insisted that
the South East region is being
President Muhammadu Buhari
had in a meeting with Igbo
leaders last week, stated that the
region is not marginalized in any
But fielding questions from AIT
concerning issues arising from
the region, the former governor
maintained that the “The South-
East is marginalised.”
Kalu said even though he was
trained in the North, he was not
afraid of speaking the truth about
the condition of the Igbos.
He added, “I can tell you this: I
was trained by the Hausa/Fulani
people, but I am not afraid of
speaking the truth. The South is
truly marginalised and that is the
“Nobody say that the South-
East is not marginalised. Since
the end of the civil war, the
treatment meted on the South-
East is different, amenities given
to people from the South-East is
“If anyone says anything
contrary, bring him on and I will
tell him why we are marginalised.
“The present government
should look at its appointments;
it should look at who gets what
and balance it. It doesn’t sound
good that you have service chiefs
with non from the South-East.
“No matter who is the
president, vice president or
Senate president and you don’t
even have one Igbo holding a
position, I mean a legitimate
position among the service
chiefs, it is not right at all.
“Whatever is worth doing is
worth doing well. As a member
of the APC, have you made any
move to achieve what you just
said? Of course, I’ve been making

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