Orji Uzor Kalu Charges African Leaders to emulate Nelson Mandela


The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged African leaders to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness, justice and fair play which the late South African former president, Nelson Mandela was known for.

The former governor of Abia State stated this in Abuja while delivering the Nelson Mandela Day Lecture during the 10th Nelson Mandela International Day celebration held at the University of Abuja.

Eulogising Mandela, Kalu recalled that he was an outstanding champion of human freedom and liberty, an anti-apartheid crusader who sacrificed the best years of his life to secure the emancipation of his people from the degradation and humiliation of inferiority status imposed on them by a wicked, hateful, abominable and lawless regime.

He added that Mandela was not just a revolutionary leader, his record of philanthropic commitment to not only South Africans, but to citizens of many other nations around the world was quite exceptional.