The Chief Press Secretary to Abia State Governor, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, has refuted a media report that the governor’s son, Chinedu Orji, was mounting pressure on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the state to pave way for his emergence as the next Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly.
In a press release made available to journalists in Umuahia, Mr. Ajunwa who described the said media report as baseless and unfounded, urged members of the public to disregard it.
He explained that the governor’s son had never at any time meddled in the affairs of the party as “he is not an official of PDP nor government official but a private individual who has always minded his own business.”
Mr. Ajunwa blamed detractors for planting the publication which he said was intended to generate bad blood in the party and cause disaffection in the polity ahead of the 2015 elections.
He further said that the governor’s son had not indicated interest in any elective office let alone subjecting party officials to pave way for his emergence, wondering why mischief makers would always want to look for ways to disrepute him.
Apart from warning members of the opposition and detractors to stop attacking the governor’s son for cheap political popularity, Mr. Ajunwa affirmed that there was no division in Abia PDP contrary to insinuations in some quarters as portrayed in the said report which according to him was only but a bundle of falsehood.
He said that no amount of falsehood or propaganda by the opposition would put PDP in disarray, boasting that the party would still sweep the 2015 elections in the state to maintain its dominance.
Mr. Ajunwa, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to keep their doors shut against other political parties which he said “have no agenda for the state”, and remain steadfast in their support for PDP which he said had since raised the bar of governance in the state and Nigeria.