I’m Not Interested in 2019 Presidency, Says Senator Orji


Peter Uzoho

Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji, representing Abia Central senatorial district at the red chamber of the National Assembly, has denied nursing any presidential ambition come 2019.

Orji, who was the immediate governor of Abia State, disclosed this in statement titled ‘Disclaimer: Senator T.A.Orji Not Interested In Presidency Come 2019’ made available to THISDAY.

“Our attention has been drawn to a laughable but deeply erroneous posting on Facebook backed up with a poster portraying Senator T. A. Orji (Ochendo) as a candidate for the Presidency in 2019. The said poster bore the inscription ‘The answer to Nigeria’s problems’ on the top left hand and Senator Theodore Ahamefula Orji at the foot. This is a total falsehood machinated by detractors to ridicule Senator T. A. Orji.

“To reveal their evil intent they used a very old portrait dating to 2017 and wrongly spelt his name. Instead of “Ahamefule” they wrote “Ahamefula”. Evidently Senator Orji cannot spell his name wrongly.

“Ochendo is happy and busy in the Senate executing the task of his people – the Abia Central Senatorial District. In truth, Ochendo has carried this out with multiple Bills and Motions unseen in a first time Senator for which he has been applauded by many organisations through awards and written attestations.

“If this had any semblance of truth, it would have been tendered to the constituency and freely discussed and not on Facebook as Senator. T. A. Orji is not a Facebook Senator. He is approachable and always in constant consultations with his people. To make this clearer, between the last 11 days of December and the first 10 days of January, 2018, he was busy receiving many visitors and stakeholders, among them were PRO groups like Divine Mandate, Abia Grassroots Movement, Osisioma councillors, to mention a few.

“Senator Orji would want to be left alone to finish this assignment for now.
“This poster should be disregarded in totality. Senator Orji is not interested in the Presidency come 2019,” the statement noted.