2015: Orji Tells Igbo Presidential Aspirants To Shelve Ambition For Jonathan
In furtherance of his unflinching support for President Goodluck Jonathan,
Theodore Orji of Abia State, has urged all presidential aspirants of
to shelve their ambition and close ranks with the President for re-
In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary , Mr. Charles Ajunwa,
insists that Jonathan deserves total support of Ndigbo for a second term
considering his commitment in addressing the gross neglect perpetrated
race by previous administrations in the country.
According to him, Jonathan has proved beyond doubts that the welfare of
very dear to him as demonstrated so far through most of the key projects
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
Expressway, rehabilitation of Onitsha / Enugu Expressway, restoration of
Military Barracks, the commencement of work on second Niger Bridge, among
” Apart from identifiable infrastructural developments in the zone,
also appointed Igbo sons and daughters to sensitive positions in the
said, adding that since the history of Nigeria, no President has empowered
” 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
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
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
he declares his ambition for 2015, then after his second tenure we will
for the Presidency because as key players in the Nigerian project, Ndigbo
deserve the Presidency for equity and fairness.”
Governor Orji therefore called on Ndigbo irrespective of their political
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
term in office is sacrosanct to us in Abia . We did it before in 2011, and
now more united and better organised to do it again.”
The Governor also noted that the calibre of eminent personalities from the
who trooped out to receive the President in Owerri recently, is a sure
that come 2015 Jonathan will still win by landslide in South-east.