Abia Stakeholders Present Governor Orji With Nomination Form To Contest For SenateNews, Politics Friday, October 17th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia
Stakeholders from the six council Areas that make up Abia Central senatorial district, have purchased and presented the peoples Democratic party PDP nomination form to the state governor, Theodore Orji, asking him to run for the 2015 election.
The senatorial zone, comprising, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, and Osisioma LGAs, procured the form from the party’s secretariat in Umuahia and presented it to the governor on Thursday evening at the Government House.
This development has cast a doubt on the political future of the current senator representing the zone Nkechi Nwogu, who is also eyeing the governorship position.
The stakeholders, led by the transition council chairman of Umuahia North, Local Government Area, Deacon Iyke Nwoko, explained that they purchased the form for the governor as a way of encouragement for him to understand the wish of the zone for him to run for the seat and possibly represent them in the 8th National Assembly NASS.
Nwoko informed the governor that he has the mandate of the people to run for the senate, going by all the good things he had done for the state as governor.
He added further that the reason they purchased the form was to compel him to run in case he had not made up his mind.
Receiving the forms, Orji, who is the current chairman, southeast governor’s forum had expressed appreciation to the people for finding him worthy to represent them in the senate, saying he feels happy for the gesture.
He noted that after all, there are many capable personalities from the Senatorial zone who can represent them, but they decided to choose him.
The governor stressed that although, their other people that are eminently qualified for the job, but what has made him exceptional is that he is a consensus choice, saying that he still awaits those who would likely contest against him from other political parties.
African Examiner gathered that several other politicians and groups in the state had made plans to buy the form for the governor before his immediate constituents beat them to the game.
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