Senator Theodore Orji, representing Abia Central in the National Assembly and former governor of Abia State made a statement about a post which described him as “Mischief-makers”.
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.