"I know what I have lost to politics, defending Igbo and fighting to see Igbo take what belongs to them. This cost me my bank, airline, oil blocks and many other businesses. I lost friends in politics, business and my social friends both at home and abroad. Do you think I would have quarrelled with Obasanjo if not for Igbo? Do you think that I would have left PDP? Do you think I will have been on the EFCC list?
Returning to a ruling Party is one dream I have long to realize. I've not just come back, I am a senator. I don't think I will make the mistakes I did when I was governor. Ohaneze and co can do Igbo as they like, I don't give a damn. Everyone must carry his cross.
I am not afraid to speak the truth; I'm trained by a Hausa Fulani, I brought RUGA to the south east. I built a mosque for the Moslems when I was governor. I have business scattered in the northern part of the country. We are one Nigeria. We must support Buhari to implement RUGA across the country.
Anytime a vote is called for any bill to be passed in favour of RUGA, I, Orji Uzor Kalu will vote in support."
-Orji Uzor Kalu
Now, Hear him after he was convicted
“I Was Used And Dumped” – Orji Uzor Kalu Broke Down In Tears
Kalu , who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public .
The former governor , who appeared shaken , said, “ Where are you taking us to now ? Please don’ t handcuff me . I will follow you .”
Kalu ’s associate , Udeogu , was sentenced to 10 years in prison while the company which was used in perpetrating the fraud , Slok Limited , was ordered to be wound up by Justice Idris Mohammed .
Meanwhile, Kalu expressed disappointment on the court verdicts saying “I feel used” as uncontrollable tears kept running down his cheeks,.
I regretted all my support for Muhammadu Buhari and joining APC. I was deceived used and dumped. After all the promises and series of meetings with APC leaders, I was assured that joining party will bring the case to zero. In fact the court verdict to me is like a dream. I want use this opportunity to advise Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Rochas Okorocha to redress their steps.
If I can still be convicted to 12 years in prison after all I spent to make sure Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected “No Igbo politicians are save” I regretted joining APC.