By Eric Ugbor
AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, a political group in Abia state, Abia Forward Movement has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan and Gov. Theodore Orji as its candidates for the presidency and the Abia Central senatorial seat, respectively.
The group, which has its membership spread across the 17 council areas of Abia state also adopted Barr. Friday Nwosu as its candidate for the state governorship position.
The movement, in a motion sponsored by the representatives of the three senatorial zones of the state; Iro Awa (Abia North), Obinna Otuonye (Abia Central) and John Ogidi (Abia South), at its meeting held at Umuachab community school in Isiala Ngwa South council area, said Jonathan and Orji, respectively, have, through visionary leadership, brought hope to Nigeria and Abia state.
They added that Nwosu possesses the strength of character and charisma to take Abia to the next level if elected governor in 2015.
According to them, “President Goodluck Jonathan has through his transformation agenda given focused leadership to Nigeria. This has led to improvement in the Power, Transport, Aviation, Agricultural sectors. Our roads and railways are receiving attention never seen before in this country.
What endeared President Jonathan to Nigerians is his humility and service. He is a patriot to the core. He is addressing the needs of all parts of Nigeria with a fatherly disposition. No Nigerian leader has achieved so much within the time he has been in office. This is why we resolved to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.”
On the adoption of Orji for the Abia Central senatorial seat in 2015, the group commended the governor for his numerous achievements in the area of security, infrastructure, youth empowerment as well as his insistence that power would shift to Abia South in 2015.
While adopting Nwosu for the Abia governorship position, the group disclosed that it has assessed the profile of those seeking the governorship position in 2015 and discovered that he possesses the right credentials to succeed Gov. Orji.