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Orji: I’ve Not Decided on Going to Senate

Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, Wednesday reiterated that he was yet to decide on the groundswell of calls for him to run for Senate in 2015.
 
Speaking with journalists on arrival from Abuja, where he attended the National Council of State meeting, Orji said the posters that have appeared in the state capital proclaiming his senatorial ambition was not authorised by him.
 
However he acknowledged that “the people who are eager to see me in the Senate are printing the posters”, adding that the “urge is everywhere”
 
He said that there was no where he could stop people from expressing their opinion on who they want to represent them in any elective position so long as it was within the ambit of the law. 
 
The governor, who has been absorbing the clarion calls from various segments of his Abia Central senatorial district to proceed to the National Assembly after his eight year tenure as governor, said that “if I decide to run (for Senate) I know how to go about it”.
 
On the banter he exchanged with his Adamawa State counterpart, Murtala Nyako, the governor said it was not a serious issue and wondered why the press made an issue out of it.
“I know it was a joke. I know it was one of those jokes,” he said.
 
adding that Nyako has always been his friend and couldn’t have meant what he said about poising him.
 
Orji described the Adamawa governor as “my very good friend” recalling that Nyako was in Abia in 2010 and inaugurated a number of projects completed by his administration and they are still in good terms even though they belong to different parties now.

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