Immediate past governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia Central senatorial District Theodore Orji has described as the handiwork of mischief makers the flooding of his pictures on Facebook presenting him as a Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking with newsmen in Umuahia, he insisted that he had never thought of contesting for the highest office in the land, having at the back of his mind that his election into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was for a tenure of four years and that he was yet to conclude the tenure.
Recounting his journey so far in the Senate, he said he had discharged his legislative duties without let or hindrance, adding that even though it was his first tenure, his achievements was already the talk of the town.
Senator Orji said he never spoke with anyone of nursing a Presidential ambition and that if he had such an ambition, he would clearly had indicated such interest by consulting widely and not seek to use a decoy or the facebook.
He said: “I don’t know anything about my posters alleging that I am nursing a Presidential ambition. If I want to be President of a great nation like Nigeria, is it facebook that I will employ for it? How many people all over the world have won election via facebook? I see this clearly as the handiwork of mischief makers who are bereft of any other thing to say about me.
“Not too long ago they came out with a lie that I was scheming to jettison my political party, PDP and join another party. My supporters besieged my phone, home and constituency office demanding to know the truth and I assured them that there was nothing to the story and that it was one of those rumors from the pit of hell. Now they have come up with Presidential ambition by flooding facebook with my photograph.
“I want to state categorically that I know nothing about it and I have not hired anyone to do so on my behalf. I am a deeply contented man and therefore I am happy with the position God has given me through the people of Abia Central senatorial District. I still have well over a year to represent them.”
The Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture said whenever he desires another office, he would return to his constituents to inform, adding that in 2014, it was the men and women of Abia Central senatorial District that purchased his nomination form to run for the Senate and that it would be a disservice to put them behind.
He called on politicians and their cronies to desist from disparaging other politicians either because they fear his achievements or because they want to cause trouble in his constituency, insisting that democracy should be played with dignity and forthrightness.
It would be recalled that since last week, the posters of Senator Theodore Orji had been awash on Facebook alleging that he had Presidential ambition.