Stanley Ohajiriuka, Former Abia State House of Assembly Speaker, has said members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state are against people like former governor, Chief Theodore Amaefula (TA) Orji joining the ruling party.
He made this statement while answering questions from newsmen in Abia State. He advised the former governor, who is the senator representing Abia
North Central District, against coming to APC, as doing so will be
a betrayal of former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs
Ohajiriuka stated that Senator Orji’s governance
style while serving as Abia State governor was largely due to his
leverage on the former president, Goodluck Jonathan and his wife.
“It will be heartbreaking to the former President and
his wife to see Orji abandon a party that stood in for him when he was
unleashing terror on Abians and owing salaries of civil servants.While more politicians from this state are expected in no distant time
to formally join the APC, we are against people like Senator T. A Orji
abandoning his party to also join the moving train. We are not ignorant
of the role former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs
Patience Jonathan played in his governance. It will therefore, be costly
and demeaning of him to even nurse such intention. If he still has conscience, he should remain in the People’s Democratic
Party, PDP. A party that his likes used to show Abia an example of what
a leader should not be."
Answering questions on the plans of Abia APC in the next general
election, he said:
"Abia State has suffered so much in the hands of
those who can’t get a handful of votes without manipulating the results.
This time around, such things will no longer be seen nor heard among
us. We are reinforcing and if you look at the calibre of people that
attended today’s caucus meeting. You will agree with me that the PDP
will soon be sent packing .”