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You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed - Senator Theodore Orji

You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed - Senator Theodore Orji

- Former governor of Abia state and now senator, Theodore Orji is in the news again

- Orji says it is a risky adventure for any­one to fight an incumbent governor

- He made this declaration while giving his score card in Umuahia

Former governor of Abia state and now senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Theodore Orji has said it is a risky adventure for any­one to fight an incumbent governor.

You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed - Senator Theodore Orji

You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed - Senator Theodore Orji

Orji made this declaration while giving his score card to his constituents in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, The Authority reports.

He said any fight against an incumbent gov­ernor would amount to ef­forts in futility because of the enormous power at the disposal of governors.

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He warned the detrac­tors of the incumbent governor of the state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu to retrace their steps and stop taking his calmness and gentle dis­position for granted.

His words: “You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed be­cause he has many arsenals to use against you, and if he unleashes them you cannot survive.

“Support the incum­bent governor because we all corporately made him. You created him and you don’t destroy what you have made.”

On the fortunes of the embattled Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general polls, Orji urged the party faithful in the state to stay put in PDP and resist the temptation of defecting to other parties.

He predicted that PDP would bounce back as Ni­geria’s leading party before the next general election.

“Don’t run to other par­ties making noise here and there. PDP will come back stronger and better organ­ised. If you run to other parties you will only go there to join a long queue,” he said.

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On May 31, 2016, Orji joked with a serious bill before the upper chamber while contributing on the floor of the Senate.

Commenting on a the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria, the former governor suggested that a bill to register the Institute of Chartered Politicians should be brought before the Senate.

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