By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- QUEST by the former Military administrator of Gombe State, Group Capt Joe Orji (rtd) to represent Aninri/Oji River/ Awgu federal constituency in the National Assembly received a boost, Monday, as nine candidates contesting in the election endorsed him.
Joe Orji is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA,
The candidates who rose from their meeting in Awgu, attended by their state chairmen and secretaries, stated that the area deserved a better and more pragmatic representation which they had seen in Group Capt Orji.
State Chairman of Young Democratic Party, YDP, Donald C. Ike and that of National Action Council, NAC, Orji Jide, who briefed reporters on the outcome of the meeting, stated that it was in the overall interests of the people of the zone, whom they added had longed for development.
“As the first Military Administrator of Gombe State, where he distinguished himself as an astute administrator, with vast knowledge in true federalism. He won’t be a push over or an errand boy to any godfather. He is not going there to enrich himself but will go there to attract democracy dividends to our people of greater Awgu and to make positive changes in the lives of our people. This is because he is nationally connected and cannot be intimidated and would as well sponsor quality bill at the National Assembly”, they said.
They stated that all the “do hereby step down for him as the best qualified to represent our people” and urged their supporters as a matter of necessity to mobilize and vote for Group Capt Orji.