The Abia State Government on Wednesday denied reports in a section of the media that Governor T.A Orji has endorsed a particular governorship candidate for the 2015 elections. It described the reports as the figment of the imagination of the peddlers.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Charles Ajunwa stated that Mr. Orji as a democrat, who believes in justice and equity, had at no time endorsed any aspirant as his successor next year.
“As a father of the state, the Governor reserves the right to give fatherly advice to whoever comes to him”, the statement said adding that “the governor believes that his advice will help such persons to do well politically”.
Ajunwa recalled that Gov. Orji had on many occasions stated publicly that the choice of whoever will emerge as the party’s gubernatorial flag bearer in 2015 will be decided by all the stakeholders in the state and not by an individual.