Former Abia State House of Assembly Speaker and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Stanley Ohajiriuka, has warned former governor, Chief Theodore Amaefula Orji against joining the ruling party.
He called on the former governor, who is the senator representing Abia North Central District, against defecting to the APC.
Speaking with newsmen after Abia State APC caucus meeting in Umuahia, 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, Patience and any that attempt to join the ruling party would amount to betrayal.
According to him, “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.”
Speaking 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 .”