The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has distanced himself from a statement on Fulani and kidnapping in Lokpanta, Abia State.
A news platform had published a quote attributed to the lawmaker which had him saying that Fulani are innocent and not behind the kidnapping in the area.
Dismissing the report as fake, Orji Kalu, through a statement issued by his Media Team, demanded apology from the online platform as he denied ever making such statement.
The statement read, “The attention of the media team of former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has been brought to a malicious and false quote credited to Kalu and reported in an online media platform- Native Reporters.
“The false statement reads, “the Fulani people I gave land at Lokpanta are innocent. They are not the ones doing kidnapping there. They have brought massive development to that area”.
“We categorically state that Kalu did not make the statement and as such, the quote should be discarded.
“We also use this medium to request the publisher of the said statement to apologize to the former Governor within three days or face legal action.”