BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA — ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has lashed out at APGA candidate in the 2011 governorship election, Chief Reagan Ufomba, over the latter’s claim that he actually won at the poll, describing him as a drowning man whose claim was laughable.
Orji also accused Ufomba of distorting facts and records which were still available at INEC for verification.
Orji, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, said Ufomba’s claim that he (Governor Theodore Orji) stole his mandate actually showed that he was a confused man.
Ajunwa said it was laughable for the APGA candidate to claim that Orji stole his mandate when he came a distant third in the election with abysmal figures as shown by INEC results.
According to him, “the gap between the PDP and APGA in the 2011 election was glaringly wide and did not give room for accusations.”
Ajunwa stated that the PDP and its governorship candidate, Chief T. A. Orji, had always enjoyed the support of the people of the state, in comparison with APGA, its candidates and activities in the state.
He maintained that “the PDP-led government, headed by Chief T.A. Orji, has endeared itself to Abians and through well thought out people-oriented governance which has touched every strata of the state and for which the people are extremely grateful.”
According to Ajunwa, the Chief T. A. Orji’s mandate in Abia State is divine and responsible.
He urged Ufomba to concentrate on how to rebuild his crisis-ridden party, rather than find faults where there was none.