A socio-political group in Abia state, Ukwa/Ngwa Interest Groups has lent its voice to the deafening call for Gov. Theodore Orji to run for senate in 2015.
In a chat with newsmen in Aba, National Chairman of the group, Mr. Okey Paul Nwankwo said Gov. Orji’s achievements in office have made him the most qualified person to represent the zone in 2015.
“There is no doubt that every senatorial zone will send their best to represent them in national assignments. This is why we are calling on Gov. Theodore Orji to run for the Abia Central senate seat in 2015. We have analyzed the achievements of the governor, his vision for Abia state and his relationship with the people of Ukwa/Ngwa zone; we found it to be laudable. No other person is better qualified than the governor. This why we passed vote of confidence and urged him to run for senate to represent Abia Central zone in 2015. Ukwa/Ngwa Interest groups calls on the governor to consider this request by us and other groups. We are set to mobilize 5,000 youths for him if he heeds the call.
“It is not for nothing that Gov. Orji has continued to be accorded recognition as by various corporate organizations and his elevation to the PDP national caucus and other important national assignments. We are also hoping that he will soon take over from Gov. Peter Obi as the chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum.
“Above all, his love for justice and fair play is unparalleled as he has made it clear that his successor will emerge from the Ukwa/ Ngwa bloc. So, looking at the performance of our governor, we are urging him to run for senate in 2015.”
The group further commended the priority the governor accords the issues of youth development in the state through the youth empowerment scheme, giving out free taxis as many youths across the 17 local councils have become self reliant as well as bread winners of their respective families.
The group also praised the efforts of the President of Ochendo Youths Foundation, Engr. Chinedu Orji for his concern for the welfare of Abia youths, describing him as a role model.