Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has labeled Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an Igbo traitor.
“Any southerner that is not from the South-East and is coming to run for president is a betrayer,” Mr Kalu said. “They are the ones betraying us.”
The ex-Abia governor stated this in an interview with Channels TV on Monday night, declaring that the South-South and the South-West have abandoned the South-East in its quest to produce the next president.
Mr Kalu is riled that Mr Osinbajo, a Redeemed pastor, could betray the trust of the South-East, claiming that the Igbo helped him on his way to becoming the vice president of Nigeria.
“We have supported South West. We supported President (Olusegun) Obasanjo. We supported Vice President (Yemi) Osinbajo,” Mr Kalu pointed out. “We supported Vice President (Goodluck) Jonathan for five years, and we supported President (Goodluck) Jonathan for six years. Why can’t they support us?”
The serving senator also regarded other South-West presidential aspirants, including APC national leader Bola Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi, Tunde Bakare, etc., as betrayers.