A former deputy governor of Abia State, Chris Akomas, has said that he did not have any personal disagreement with former Governor Theodore Orji during their time in office but had to resign when reasons failed to prevail.
Akomas, who has declared to run for governor next year under the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged the Ukwa Nkwa people to immortalise Orji for being instrumental to the enthronement of equity that made it possible for the south zone to produce the governor in 2015.He disclosed this while interacting with journalists at the state’s Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at his country home in Nenu, Obingwa Local Council.
He described Orji as a true friend of Ukwa Ngwa people, but did not give other reasons why he wants the former governor immortalised. Akomas commended Orji for insisting that the governorship position should rotate to Abia South/Ukwa Ngwa in 2015, insisting that the North and Central zones had produced governors who served two terms each.
He argued that the South zone, which currently holds the position under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, should also serve two terms, adding that whereas Ikpeazu belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he will contest under APC.