Forbes told us Orji Uzor Kalu is the 49th richest man in Africa and we very well concur, I mean whoever doubts Forbes :-|. However Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has brought our attention to some little skeletons we might not have been aware of.
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa is contesting a re-run election with Orji Uzor and he was in Umuahia to address his supporters ahead of the elections.
In his words;
“as we talk, T.A Orji is one of the richest former governors in this country. I really don‘t know where they got the fact that Orji Uzor Kalu is rich. He is not. Let me tell you, very soon Diamond bank he took loan from will come for him. He is broke. Let nobody deceive you into believing that he is rich.
“I wouldn‘t mind to say that we are just two in this race. At least people can trace my wealth and that of the other man, David Onuoha Bourdex who is in APGA; though I will beat him. We have genuine wealth, and with a good family background. Where is Orji Uzor Kalu‘s wife? You can‘t see her, and yet he is planning to represent you people at the Senate. We say no way.”
The Senator went ahead;
“Go to his house, you will see protesting traders. These are innocent and well-doing traders that he bought their goods in credit, and after delivering, he drove them out and they are out there protesting.
“We need to stop him with our votes. I‘m going back to Abuja with my own feel of experience. Since I left business I‘ve been politicking. Abuja needs men like us who can do the business of politics.”
“Let me tell you, as broke as Kalu is, he is looking for power that will bounce him back into renovating his house in Igbere, as well revive his businesses. His only business that is working is The Sun Newspaper, though struggling. And within the month, we got the news of how it was traced to Dasuki‘s loot.”
“Recently, I read where he boasted of his ships under Slok. The truth is very simple here, because he used to have seven ships, but now, there is one functioning while one is dry-dock. Still on the Sun Newspaper, you are all aware of the crisis they are facing. To realize money, you can see how they established the award platform which is known today as Sun Man of the Year. These are avenues designed to make money for sustenance.”
Orji Uzor Kalu’s worth is estimated at $330 million and you can only tell that Senator Mao Ohuabunwa is about his campaign for votes but on whether what his statement is true is definitely some fact we cannot ascertain.