Member representing Aba South state constituency in the Abia House of Assembly, Hon. Nwogu Iheasinmuo and other stakeholders of the council has passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Theodore Orji.
The stakeholders, who meet under the umbrella of Senior Stakeholders of Aba South Local Government Area, commended Gov. Orji for his giant strides in the rehabilitation of roads, de-silting of drainages, among others.
They also observed that the governor has appointed many indigenes of Aba South Local Government to positions in his administration as well as his avowed support to handover to an indigene of Abia South Senatorial zone in 2015.
In a motion for a vote of confidence on the governor, moved by the former chairman of Aba South local government, Chief Okezie Clement Erondu and seconded by former Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Justin Ogbonna, the stakeholders unanimously agreed that Gov. Orji has brought governance closer to the grassroots with his people oriented style of administration.
“Gov.Orji has ensured a level playing ground for Abia people in his administration of the state. We pledge our unalloyed support to Gov. Theodore Orji’s leadership under the platform of our great party, PDP. We promise to work together to support the governor to ensure that the good programme of his government are sustained.”
The stakeholders meeting convened by Hon. Iheasinmuo, was attended by former political office holders and PDP chieftains from the area, amongst whom are the ex- Commissioner for Petroleum, Chief Simeon Eme; Chairman of PDP in the council, Hon. Chibuzo Nworu; Dr. Charles Nwogu; Mrs Sarah Onwuso; Chairman, Ngwa Road Market Traders Association, Chief Onwukwe Anyim and others.
As a member of that cabinet, you should not be proud to criticise else, what were people like you doing at that time?
Yes, it’s like when you get on an ABC Transport on your way back to Lagos and because you were passenger somewhere in the bus, somebody said why didn’t you grab the driver from behind to hit his head or why didn’t you collect the steering from him. That will obviously be a very erroneous assumption. Governance is something that when a leader takes the driver’s seat he is not expected to drive on the emotions of the passenger. A driver is expected to have an idea of the destination, he is supposed to have confidence in the craft of driving and he is supposed to be able to know the state of the vehicle viz a viz the journey at hand. but when the driver is tied he hand over to the vehicle to a rightful and careful driver like him .the system of administration must be like a journey .
The indiscretion and belligerent attitude of past administrations in Abia State brought almost a pariah status to the State. Soon, Abia became a trash-talk during serious-minded analysis. But Gov T.A. Orji, the unflappable consensus-builder rose up to the trouble-shooting challenge when he became the Governor. and has promised Abia state will never be in bondage anymore.