Abia State commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Chief John Nwokocha, says it will be difficult to dislodge Governor Theodore Orji from power in 2011 because of his sterling performance in office.
Â â€œGovernor T.A. Orji is very popular in the state. The reason is simple. The incumbent governor has within three years caused massive transformation in infrastructure in the state so much so that everybody is campaigning for his continuation in office, by implication a second term in office. The current campaign for the governor to continue in office is unprecedented,â€ Nwokocha said last week in an interview in his office in Umuahia.
Â The commissioner continued: â€œIn other words, the massive clamouring for T.A. Orji is a continuation of his popularity. Therefore, I will state without equivocation that there is no vacancy in Abia Government House.â€
Â The last few months, he said, have seen the governor being hosted to receptions and conferred with chieftaincy titles by Abia communities, saying those are ways of confirming their confidence on the Orji-led administration.