By Obinna Ibe,Umuahia
A former Minister of State for Defence, Col Austin Akobundu, has called those nursing the ambition to contest 2019 Abia Central Senatorial Election against the incumbent ,Senator T. A. Orji not to waste their time and resources because “there is no vacancy for the plum office.”
Col Akobundu disclosed this at Umundara Ahuwa Oboro in Abia State during the commissioning of solar powered motorised borehole projects which are the brainchild of Senator Orji.
Col Akobundu who was the immediate past National Vice Chairman of PDP,South East, further said that his Ikwuano people have endorsed the second term for the former governor, urging him to go back and continue with his” quality representation” noting that his people were warning other aspirants not dissipate energy and resources because they cannot afford not to have Orji at the National Assembly.
He therefore urged the Senator to accept their request for him to continue the good work he is doing , while warning would- be- aspirants to put on their thinking cap not to contest stressing that they will not only lose their deposits but would leave to regret venturing in an unprofitable investment.
In her welcome address,the Executive Chairman of Ikwuano LGA, Ezinne Ngozi Orji lauded Senator T. A. Orji for always having the people of her Council area on his priority list informing him that Ikwuano people are happy to be associated with the People’s Senator as “Ochendo Global “ is affectionately called his people, and others.
The council boss informed Senator Orji that her people were begging their Senator to go back to the Senate in 2019 because he has thus represented them well while also warning other aspirants to wait for another time .
Speaking at the well-attended ceremony, Senator Orji commended the people of Ikwuano for believing in him right from his tenure as a two time governor of the state adding that he will not fail to carry his people along in his programmes.
Senator Orji further said what informed him to attract the water project to the area was because of the importance of portable water to healthy living while hoping that the bore hole will reduce his constituents often go through in search of good drinking water
He therefore called on the people to make best use of the project ensuring that others will also get theirs pointing out that the one at Nsirimo in Umuahia South has also be commissioned while the one in Osisioma Ngwa to be also commissioned soonest.