- Theodore Orji, reacts to presidential campaign posters of himself flooding Nigerian streets for the 2019 election
- The posters that flooded the streets were spotted in Kubwa, Dei Dei and Zuba areas of Abuja and Niger
- The Senator representing Abia Central distancing himself from the campaign posters says he is currently busy with his work in the Senate
Senator Theodore Orji, representing Abia Central in the Senate has distanced himself from the rumoured presidency ambition in 2019, saying his detractors were behind the rumour in order to ridicule him, Leaderships reports.
The former governor of Abia state in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, February 6, by his media aide, Chief Eddie Onuzuruike, said he would love to be left alone as he is currently busy with his work in the Senate.
The statement reads: “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 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.”
"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 added.
NAIJ.com previously reported that presidential campaign posters of the immediate past governor of Abia state and senator representing Abia Central senatorial district, Theodore Orj, flooded Nigerian streets and social media.
According to the posters Orji who governed Abia state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2007 to 2015; is gunning for the office of the president, Daily Post reports.
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