By Isaac Aregbesola
The former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzo Kalu, has berated those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to stop the killings in some parts of the country.
“It is embarrassing when some people accuse the president of supporting one group to kill another. It is not possible for anyone directly elected by the people.
”Leaders should stop backbiting about the killings and all the rest of it. Killing is not a good process, no president would want to see his people dying.
”President Buhari has taken a new step, he was in Benue and Plateau the other time he is committed to make sure that this killing stop,” he said.
Kalu condemned the unwarranted killings when he spoke at a party in honour of the outgoing Czech Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Pavel Mikes, in Abuja.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) Chieftain described the killings as a big challenge for the country after the Federal Government defeated the Boko Haram.
”It is embarrassing to see human beings killing their fellow human beings. It is not acceptable by anyone created by God,” he said.
He told the Czech Ambassador that his friendship with Nigeria goes beyond his stay in the country. ”We will remain friends after your departure.”
He also thanked the envoy for his efforts, as Dean of European diplomatic corps, in ensuring that all levels of government in Nigeria maintain rule of law.
”When government fails to put rule of law as an instrument that can be of a great change, is a problem because rule of law is more important.
”It is a software of a democratic process. Once you have the software right, the hardware will also be right,” he said.
Kalu expressed appreciation to the European Union for ensuring that Nigeria’s democracy stands.
In his remarks, the outgoing Czech Ambassador described Nigeria as a ”great, complex county” and that he enjoyed every moment of his five-year duty tour in Nigeria.
Mikes extolled the virtues of the former Abia Governor, saying, ”he is passionate about the future of Nigeria, working hard to promote the country in the world.
”He is a man for whom Nigeria lies dearly in his heart and does everything possible to improve the lives of Nigerians”.