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I am unruffled by your attacks, Orji tells political opponents

I am unruffled by your attacks, Orji tells political opponents

The build up to 2019 is already attracting brickbats among politicians.Theodore Orji, a former governor of Abia state said that he is not perturbed by media attacks from his political opponents.

Orji, representing Abia Central at the Senate, made this known in a statement made available to journalists by his media adviser, Norman Obinna in Enugu on Thursday.

Such attacks according to him are borne out of envy of the former governor’s performance as a Senator.

He said that such verbal criticisms were misdirected and a distortion of facts from people who could not sponsor any single bill nor attract any project during their time at the National Assembly.

“It is comical for former Rep Stanley Ohajuruka to hide under politics to attack the former governor and speak about the very constituency he stagnated for four years during his time at the National Assembly.”

He said that what a former lawmaker could not achieve in four years had been accomplished by Orji within his 20 months at the Senate.

“The ongoing rehabilitation of failed portions of the road is made possible due to pressure from the National Assembly members from the state, especially Orji and Sam Onuigbo.

“Their pressure on FERMA and the Federal Ministry of Works for the rehabilitation of the road was so tense that the plan for the palliative work was unveiled and ratified..

“By facilitating the project and getting the federal government to respond to the immediate needs of his constituents, the former governor has discharged his responsibility.

“This gesture needed not be misconstrued as taking credit for a federal government project in the state,’’ he said.

Ohajuruka, in his reaction, said that it would be misleading for the former governor to take credit for a job President Muhammadu Buhari was doing for residents of the state.

“He claimed to be close to the former president but nothing happened on that road during his time as governor. It is irresponsible of him to claim he attracted attention to that road.

“We now have a president who in his wisdom realised the need to come to the aide of our people by doing that road, even with the little support we gave him during the election,” Ohajuruka said.


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