ABUJAâ€”The re-nomination of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State to fly the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, flag for the 2011 general elections in the state, is a forgone conclusion for reasons that are open for everybody to see.
According to PPAâ€™s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Ben Onyechere in a statement in Abuja, “if you run a check through the Governors in the country today, you will not need anybody to tell you that Orji is the most matured and humble, whose policies are people oriented. In Abia today, there is hardly any opposition party because even his opponents have keyed into his programmes.
“The issue is that he does not believe in blowing his trumpet and that is why the party through the office of the Publicity Secretary will begin to showcase some of his numerous activities.
“The insinuation that PPA will not give him ticket or that he may join another party is the wicked machination of workers of iniquity, who are already fully aware of the electoral value of the Governor, who himself has become a house hold name in Abia, such that he has also become the subject of admiration in the Presidency and a beautiful bride of political parties.
“If you consider that he won election while still incarcerated, what then will happen if he is on the ground during campaign? Despite the fact that his administration was distracted by opponents through several court cases, he has still been able to create an enabling environment by building roads in Aba, Umuahia and other parts of Abia, which is known for itâ€™s venerability to erosion.
“Furthermore, Abia State is shouldering a wage bill that is second to non because he has refused to sack non indigenes in addition to his free education scheme, which is rare in our wicked country. If you have fear of God, as he does, nothing is impossible,” the statement added.