How Tinubu, Kure and I scuttled Obasanjo’s third term bid – Orji Uzor Kalu

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Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed how Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former governor of Niger state, late Engineer Abdulkadir Kure frustrated the third term bid of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

He spoke on Wednesday in Minna shortly after he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Engineer Kure.

His words: "Without that fight against third term, there wouldn't have been President Goodluck Jonathan, there wouldn't have been President Muhammadu Buhari today.

"Kure was our arrow head in killing third term and he will be remembered for that role that we all played".

He however said the effort was not without supreme prices.

"I paid dearly for that fight against third term, they ensured that they grounded all my businesses, including Slok airline and Hallmark Bank in fighting for the survival of democracy.

"We were prevented from holding our meeting in every place we went; at a point they even sealed off the Niger state governor's lodge before we took it to Abia state governor's lodge in Abuja", he recalled.

Kalu said Nigerians cannot exist without each other, adding that "no country fight two civil wars and survive it".

He added that those agitating for Biafra do not constitute threat to the unity of the country, while also stating that MASSOB activities were mere struggle.

The former governor also decried the killing in southern Kaduna and the Boko Haram activities, describing the situation as dangerous precedents.

"Politicians should manage rumours very well and stop dishing out rumours in social media to impress anybody.

"We are Nigerians and we will continue to be Nigerians and Nigeria is our home. We have no other country to go", he added.

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