Immediate past governor of Abia State and senator representing Abia central, Sen. Theodore Orji has urged governor Okezie Ikpeazu to be magnanimous in victory irrespective of agonizing campaign of calumny he suffered from the oppositions.
He also praised the aptness of the judiciary especially the Supreme Court saying their precedents have contributed immensely to the sustenance and preservation of our democracy since 1999.
In his congratulatory message to governor Ikpeazu on Friday signed by his Media Adviser, Don Norman Obinna, Sen. Orji said those who seek redress in court of law in a perceived “injustice” did nothing wrong as it is their inalienable right to do so.
He said there is neither victor nor vanquish in this contest as victory for Ikpeazu is victory for all Abia State indigenes.
He enjoined the oppositions and other aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party to take the judgment of the Supreme Court in good faith and support Ikpeazu in his toil to take Abia State to her next level of development.
“Ikpeazu has shown from his antecedents that he is a patriotic Nigerian and ardent lover of Abia unity. Despite the propaganda and fierce opposition against him by some group of people he has not discriminated against them. His projects which he spread evenly in all the three senatorial districts are attestation to this, ” Sen. Orji said.
He hailed today’s judgment as excellent saying that it reflects the expectations of the Abia electorate.