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2015: Orji Tells Igbo Presidential Aspirants To Shelve Ambition For Jonathan

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In furtherance of his unflinching support for President Goodluck Jonathan,

Governor
Theodore Orji of Abia State, has urged all presidential aspirants of

South-east zone
to shelve their ambition and close ranks with the President for re-

election in
2015.
In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary , Mr. Charles Ajunwa,

Governor Orji
insists that Jonathan deserves total support of Ndigbo for a second term

in office
considering his commitment in addressing the gross neglect perpetrated

against the
race by previous administrations in the country.
According to him, Jonathan has proved beyond doubts that the welfare of

Ndigbo is
very dear to him as demonstrated so far through most of the key projects

either
already executed or being undertaken in South-east by his administration.

He identified some of the historic achievements of Jonathan's

administration in the
region to include the upgrading of Akanu Ibiam Airport Enugu to international

airport, the  total reconstruction of hitherto deplorable Enugu/ Port

Harcourt
Expressway, rehabilitation of  Onitsha / Enugu Expressway, restoration of

Ohafia
Military Barracks, the commencement of work on second Niger Bridge, among

others.
” Apart from identifiable infrastructural developments in the zone,

Jonathan has
also appointed Igbo sons and daughters to sensitive positions in the

country”, Orji
said, adding that since the history of Nigeria, no President has empowered

Ndigbo
like Jonathan.
” Therefore, any person from South-east or South-south coming out to

contest for the
Presidency in 2015 does not have the interest of the zones at heart. Such

a person
should be ignored because he is doing so for selfish reasons, and must fail.

” If any person from these zones tells you he wants to contest against

Jonathan in
2015 he is only looking for settlement and should be allowed to fail.

” The reasonable thing for Ndigbo is to give Jonathan our maximum support

whenever
he declares his ambition for 2015, then after his second tenure we will

negotiate
for the Presidency because as key players in the Nigerian project, Ndigbo

also
deserve the Presidency for equity and fairness.”
Governor Orji therefore called on Ndigbo irrespective of their political

views, to
continue to stand firm behind President Jonathan in his relentless efforts to

transform all sectors of the Nigerian economy .
” It is not in doubt that Jonathan is our best bet, and supporting him for

a second
term in office is sacrosanct to us in Abia . We did it before in 2011, and

we are
now more united and better organised to do it again.”

The Governor also noted that the calibre of eminent personalities from the

region
who trooped out to receive the President in  Owerri recently, is a sure

indication
that come 2015 Jonathan will still win by landslide in South-east.