Wednesday, 11 January 2017

It's perilous fighting incumbent gov - Sen. Orji



Former governor of Abia State and the Sen­ator representing Abia Central, Senator Theodore Orji, has declared that it is a risky adventure for any­one to fight an incumbent governor. The ex governor who made this declaration while giving his score card in Umuahia, said any fight against an incumbent gov­ernor would amount to ef­forts in futility because of the enormous power at the disposal of governors.

Orji who spoke against the background that some political forces were work­ing against the success of the current administra­tion in the state cautioned against such actions saying it will always backfire.

He warned the detrac­tors of the incumbent Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to retrace their steps and stop taking his calmness and gentle dis­position for granted.

“You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed be­cause he has many arsenals to use against you, and if he unleashes them you cannot survive,” Orji said.

He however, thanked God that Abia State gov­ernors are not as brutal as some power-drunks who hardly tolerate the oppo­sition but advised against disparaging the office of the governor as some detrac­tors derive pleasure in do­ing.

Orji solicited the contin­ued support of Abians for Ikpeazu who he said was overwhelmingly elected by the people during the 2015 elections.

“Support the incum­bent governor because we all corporately made him. You created him and you don’t destroy what you have made”, he urged.
Orji who said he had giv­en good account of himself within his short stay at the senate enumerated some of his achievements to in­clude: sponsorship of eight bills now at various stages of passage, and erosion control at Emede Ibeku and Umueze.

Others were road con­struction and installation of electricity transformers at Ahiaeke, Nvosi, Ikwuano as well as water bore holes at Osisioma .
He promised never to re­lent in delivering tangible projects to his constituency.

On the fortunes of the embattled Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general polls, Orji urged the party faithful in the state to stay put in PDP and resist the temptation of defecting to other parties.
He predicted that PDP would bounce back as Ni­geria’s leading party before the next general election.

The former governor said Nigerians are ear­nestly waiting to vote PDP back as the national ruling party come 2019 and urged members of the party to remain united behind the leadership of the party.

“ Don’t run to other par­ties making noise here and there. PDP will come back stronger and better organ­ised. If you run to other parties you will only go there to join a long queue,” he stated.
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