ByÂ Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”A MEMBER of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Sam Nkire has said that there is no automatic ticket for Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state for the 2011 elections.
According to Nkire, all interested candidates for the office would be subjected to the party primaries, where the best candidate will emerge.
However, Nkire believes that Governor Orji may not have any problemÂ getting the ticket, even through the primaries because according to him, he has done well in the state to deserve the ticket.
He said the Governorâ€™s work in the state so far will make him not â€œhave much problem picking up his second term ticket for the 2011 governorship electionâ€.
The BOT member noted that â€œeven though PPA as a party does not promise automatic ticketâ€, he did not envisage any other candidateÂ defeatingÂ Governor Orji at the governorship primaries of the party in 2011 for the state governorship ticket.
According to him, though the Governor â€œmay not have fully met the expectations of the people due to the distractions he faced because ofÂ the long-drawn battle at the electoralÂ tribunal, he is now ready to solve most of the social problems facing the state, including that of insecurityâ€.