A political group known as Concerned Citizens of Abia has called on the speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Enyinnaya Chinedum Orji to declear interest to run for the gubernatorial seat of the state.
The group in a rally of large number in Umuahia, the Abia state capital matched through streets of Umuahia and went ahead to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat to register their quest after which they proceeded to the Umuahia residential home of Rt Hon. Orji.
The group holds the view that the speaker should run for the office of the governor citing that there is nobody more qualified than him in the zone to occupy the seat.
Recall that Candidreporters.com earlier reported that a group known as “Ikukufied Youths” had on Tuesday made same call on the speaker to declear interest for the guber race.
The Speaker in his response address thanked the group for their solidarity, support and visit. He however pledged not do take decision that will affect the peace of the State.
He also acknowledged that the Governor deserves all the support he can get to finish his tenure peacefully. He further said that there were early plans by some fifth columnists to destabilise him with blackmail, propaganda and outright falsehood.
Rt. Hon Enyinnaya Chinedum asked all not to stir up trouble in the state under the guise of playing politics. He acknowledged the message of the visiting crowd and promised that they would hear from him in a week time.
The Abia state chapter of PDP had recently zoned the party’s gubernatorial ticket to Abia north and Abia central.
Rt Hon. Enyinnaya Chinedum Orji is from Abia central and recently his father, Senator Theodore Orji, the former governor of Abia state called for the zoning of the party’s gubernatorial ticket to Abia north, emphasizing on the need to maintain the state’s chatter of equity on rotation of power.