Mr. Obed Nnaji Asiegbu – Special Adviser to the Abia State governor on E-governance, spoke in response to the media report of an alleged ‘rift’ between Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and former Governor Theodore Orji, who is currently the senator representing Abia central zone in the National Assembly.
A journalist in Abia had reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s relationship with Theodore Orji, his supposed political godfather,deteriorated the moment he (Okezie Ikpeazu) decleared his interest for a second tenure.
While speaking with newsmen on Thursday afternoon, Nnaji-Asiegbu said:
“As far as I’m concerned, there is no issue between Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator T.A Orji. They are having a wonderful and cordial relationship.
“Anybody coming to tell you that the governor is having issues with his predecessor over his second term bid.
“All these are propaganda from the opposition aimed at sabotaging the efforts of the two great leaders.
“Senator Orji has in several occasions, endorsed the governor for a second term come 2019. And those of us who worked and still working under the two leaders are well-accomodated.
“There is no issue whatsoever. The Governor and his predecessor cannot be distracted from bring dividends of democracy to Abians.
“The governor and Senator Orji are focused and committed in ensuring that the Abia citizenry feel the impacts of the leadership. They are committed towards the development of the state.”