OrderPaperToday – The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, said he reconciled former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida and President General Muhammadu Buhari in 2005.
The former governor of Abia State said this on Friday while reacting to comments about the picture of the meeting he posted on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Sen. Orji mentioned that he organised a meeting in his Igbere country home in 2005 in Abia State to reconcile both parties. He confirmed that the picture he shared on his Facebook page to mark Ojukwu’s posthumous birthday was not photo shopped as insinuated. Also, he stated that the picture was taken in 2005 when he organised a reconciliatory meeting between Buhari and Babangida.
Further, the Abia lawmaker stated that he hosted late Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu and late Dr Alex Ekwueme in the same meeting. He added that those in the picture are Buhari, Babangida, Ekwueme, Ojukwu and Kalu.
Thus on his Facebook page, he wrote, “Good morning my dear friends, I have read a few comments insinuating that the picture attached is photoshopped. No, it is not. The picture was taken in 2005 at my country home Igbere when I had the honour to host and reconcile my leaders; Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu of blessed memory; President Muhammadu Buhari; former military president Ibrahim Babangida and former vice president Alex Ekwueme of blessed memory.”
“Prior to the reconciliation, President Buhari and President Babangida were not talking to each other,” Sen. Orji explained.