The All Progressive Congress, APC, Abia State chapter has advised the immediate past Abia governor, Chief Theodore Amaefula Orji to shun the move of joining the ruling party.

The report followed indications that the former governor, now senator representing Abia North-Central, Chief TA Orji is planning to join the party.

Reacting to the report,  Mr. Stanley Ohajiriuka, former Abia State House of Assembly Speaker, has said members of APC in Abia state are against people like Chief Theodore Amaefula Orji.

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He stated that TA Orji joining APC will be a total betrayal of former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs Patience Jonathan.

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Fielding questions from  journalists shortly 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.

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.

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“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.

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Answering questions 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 .”

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