The Senator representing Abia Central in the National Assembly, Theodore Orji, described as the handwork of ‘Mischief-makers’ the presidential campaign posters of him circulating the city of Abia and others.
The former governor of Abia State revealed that he was shocked to see such publicity which he had no information about it source.
According to Orji, he is not interested in such post as he would be resigning from politics after he had exhausted his present tenure in 2023.
Senator Orji blamed fifth columnists and his political aggressors for putting up the show. He, however, affirms that he would not return to his vomit as he has vowed not to again contest for any political office come 2023.
He reiterates that it is time to make way for younger ones to serve in their capacity.
Orji said: “Several people have called my attention to posters that have flooded some cities in the country purporting to be from me on an ambition to contest for the presidency of the country in 2023 and I was surprised because I neither printed nor sent anyone on such a mission. Even if anyone wants me to go into the contest, I was not consulted so my conclusion is that it is being done by mischief-makers.
“After winning my last election into the Senate, I openly stated that I will no longer contest for any elective office so that I can leave the stage for younger people to come and play their parts; so how can I go back on my words after being part of those that supported the Not Too Young to Run Bill that has now become law?”
“Let me state once more for the avoidance of doubts that I have no more political ambition and will retire home in 2023. I did not print any poster and did not send anybody to paste any poster. Only God knows the intention of those doing that. How can one be talking about 2023 that is three years away when we do not own our lives? I am not even contesting for any office, talk less of the presidency.”
Orji, however, advised the general public and his followers to shun the lingering posters and also arrest anyone seen distributing and sharing of the posters.