Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state
Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has described as rascally, the statement attributed to former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that Abia state lacks visible development.
Orji, in a statement by his media assistant, Mr. Ben Onyechere , said Tinubu’s utterances are a confirmation of his rascally disposition as noted by President Goodluck Jonathan during a South-west rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ibadan, Oyo State.
“If he could make such a careless statement after a few hours’ visit to Abia State, then he is rascally. Tinubu’s mission and statement in Abia is a reminder of Awolowo’s visit during a campaign rally where Awo said he would ban second-hand clothes for which Aba was known, therefore, it is not expected that a Tinubu would fare better.
“His travails in Abia depict the life of a fish out of water because he has no business coming to Abia since the people have decided to join the centre in order to get their fair share of the ‘national cake.’
It would have been surprising if he said Aba was well developed because he is known to be a confusionist, particularly in an electioneering campaign where no opponent sees anything good in the other, let alone a regionally based party as ACN,” he said.
The governor said: “If Tinubu could be fighting Fashola for non-performance, what more could we have expected of him in a PDP-controlled state where he knows that their candidate in the state is a non-starter without the requisite structures and experience to become governor of a state like Abia other than his grievance over unpaid allowances as a former commissioner under the incumbent governor. Tinubu has only succeeded in making himself a laughing stock because there is no trace of Igbo stake in ACN,” he added