Just In: Disregard Garba Adamu’s lies and misinformation on Channels Tv, OUK produced over 300k votes for Tinubu.
Emmanuel writes from Enugu.
Don’t forget OUK ran for president in 2007, against all odds, even when Obasanjo stood against him, he pulled over 4 million votes, came 4th after Atiku. It is laughable to say that OUK gave Tinubu 8000 votes, only. OUK Movement alone, gave Tinubu over 300,000 as forensic data shows.
OUK Movement is a well structured political structure that has Secretariat in 36 states and Abuja of Nigeria. They have structures up to LGA and ward levels.
OUK spoke thrice, two days to the presidential election, on Channels Tv, TVC and Arise News. Each of these International TV stations have viewership of over 70 millions. As a matter of fact, Channels Television , YouTube viewership is over 1 billion.
So, you could literally say that Distinguished Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu , spoke boldly and courageously to over 210 million people, 2 days before that presidential election. It’s not just any kind of politician, that could have pulled such a hard string, 2 days to the D-Day, with all the odds in southeast, a Christian dominated geopolitical zone.
Truth be told, it was a herculean task, just like swimming against the tides, convincing Christians to vote for a Muslim/Muslim ticket in southeast, no thanks to the “religious war” campaign, Labour Party ran across Nigeria, majorly in Christian dominated areas, to buy into their mindshare, which they(LP) actually succeeded in doing, as it was seen in the voting pattern in Southeast, Nassarawa, Plateau, Southern Kaduna and Adamawa.
However, for the saving grace of Orji Uzor Kalu ‘s enormous social capital and the God 🙏 factor, he was re-elected a second term to represent Abia North Senatorial District in the red chamber. OUK has really touched the lives of the poorest of the poor, and evidently, it showed in the way and manner they voted massively for him.
Like they say, the reward for good work is more works, OUK constructed more than 120 world class, standard roads, with drainages, in Abia North, renovated and reconstructed over 30 health centers, 50 secondary schools. Shared Science Technogy Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) textbooks, like, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics, to all the Secondary Schools in Abia North.
He didn’t stop at that, through his influence and capacity as a Principal Officer of the 9th Assembly, in partnership with National Film 🎥 Institute of Nigeria, Rayfield, Jos, OUK distributed high powered HP Laptops worth 250,000 naira each and also Professional Digital 📷 Cameras, to Abia North Youths throughout the five Local Government Areas, to help each and everyone of them, become self reliant, to reduce their dependence on their parents and guardians.
He went further to also attract state of art Cassava Processing Company in Arochukwu, distributed over 8,000 Cassava Processing and grinding machines, mini Tractors, 5,000 Wheelbarrows and Shovels to Farmers in all villages, nooks and crannies of Abia North.
Those he gave scholarships are so numerous to mention. Some of them are in Venezuela, South America, studying Medicine and Surgery, while other beneficiaries of the OUK Foundation Scholarship scheme, are studying various courses in different parts of the world.
In Summary, it’s very abysmal, derogatory and demeaning to say OUK gave Tinubu 8,000 votes, when he actually gave Tinubu over half a million votes, judging by his plethora of network of structures and political allies across Nigeria, who actually voted for Tinubu because of OUK’s influence and public, consistent campaign on International TV, few days to the election.
We hereby, call on Garba Adamu to desist from creating disunity between North and South, Muslims and Christians alike. The election are over now, thank goodness, our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu , who is now the President Elect, won.
We should be talking of how to bring everybody , both Muslims and Christians, different tribes and tongues, together, than capitalizing on the number of votes cast for any candidate.
Making Senator Orji Uzor Kalu the 10th Assembly’s Senate President, will further deepen the dominance of APC in southeast, where APC now leads with 2 governors and 6 senators, which wasn’t so, before Orji Uzor joined the party in 2018.
It is clear to all and sundry that OUK is a man of the people, a dogged, deep-rooted grassroot politician who scaled through a second term re-election and validation, when sitting Governors with all their well knitted structures and powers they wield, they still lost their bid to go to the red chamber.
Lastly, it is a true testimony that if Senator Orji Uzor is made the Senate President, he will definitely make APC shine and glow in southeast and also reduce or stop the upcoming opposition of Labour Party in southeast.
Emmanuel Odoemelam , Enugu.