BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—With over one year and five months left to end his tenure, Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, said he had started preparing to leave office.
He said that explained the reason he was setting up some solid projects in the state to serve as the legacies he will be remembered for.
The governor said the first day he became governor, he knew his tenure would end one day, and started planning his exit from the first day, with a promise to himself to leave behind solid legacies for the people.
Governor Orji, who spoke during an end of year interactive session with journalists in the state, expressed joy that his administration had done well.
According to Orji, his major aim in governance was to touch the life of the people positively, which he has accomplished considerably.
“Our days are drawing near. The first day I came here I started preparing knowing that the tenure will one day end.
“But I promised myself that I will be very much fulfilled to leave positive legacies behind in the state to show my presence. That has been my primary concern.
“We had our initial constraints which every person can have but when we overcame it things turned around for good. We are fighting for the good of every person.
“We are working to touch the life of the people that is what democracy is all about, to touch the people positively.
“It is not easy. Nobody can touch the life of everybody but the life of majority,” Governor Orji said.
On the performance of his administration, Orji gave himself a pass mark, and assured that he would not relent till his tenure finally ended.
“Nobody can say that this government is not performing. Any person who writes against the true situation of things on ground you, will defend me because you are here and the projects are real and there for people to see. I have performed so you can defend me,” he said