The ChiefÂ Press Secretary to Abia State Governor, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, has described as laughable and a distortion of facts the assertion by the All progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the 2011 governorship election in Abia State, Chief Reagan Ufomba, that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Governor Theodore Orji stole his mandate.
The chief press secretary who was reacting to a statement credited to Chief UfombaÂ in the Daily Sun newspaper of Monday, February 3, 2014 captioned â€œGov Orji stole my mandate in 2011″ wondered how the APGA candidate could accuseÂ Governor Orji of stealing his mandate even when he came a distant third in the polls with abysmal figures as shown by INEC results.
He said the gapÂ between the PDP and APGA in the 2011 election was glaringly wide and did not give room for accusations.
Mr. Ajunwa stated that the PDP and its governorship candidate, Chief T?A. Orji have always enjoyed the massive support of the people of the state in comparison to the APGA, its candidates and activities in the state which have remained in the obscurity.
The chief press secretary maintained that the PDP-led government headed by ChiefÂ T.A. Orji has endeared itself to AbiansÂ and Nigerians through well thought out people-oriented governance which has touched every strata of the state and for which the people are extremely grateful.
According to him, the ChiefÂ T.A.Orjiâ€™s mandate in Abia State is divine and responsible and that is responsible for the many landmark achievements that Governor Orji has recorded and will continue to record in the state, adding that the massive crowd of Abians that usually throng public events involving the governor is evident of their love and support for the government of the day.
He further said that the legacy projects of Chief T. A. Orji in the state in less than eight years far outweighÂ what past administrations put together were able to achieve and advised the opposition in the state to have a rethink instead of distracting the governor.
Mr. Ajunwa admonished Chief Ufomba to concentrate on how to rebuild his crisis ridden party rather than find faults where there is none,and reminded him that elections are not won on the pages of newspapers but through hardwork and past antecedents of individuals.