Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
Majority Leader and the member representing Umuahia Central State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chinedum Orji has vowed to write his name in gold in the annals of the constituency.
Orji stated this in an interview with our correspondent while monitoring his ongoing projects across the constituency in the state capital, Umuahia, saying he wants to change the political narrative of the constituency.
“I am not talking about political party. When the time comes, we will do that. What I am concerned about now is how to improve on the lives of my constituents in all ramifications,” he continued.
He said he wants to make impact in the areas of education and capacity building, improving on health facilities, electricity projects, and water boreholes, describing them as very critical to the development of the constituency.
Stating that six schools have benefitted from the programme, the son of the former governor of the state added that he was set to surpass the achievements of his predecessor in office.
He said the time had come for politicians in the state to stop believing that they could either rig or bribe themselves into office without delivering on their election campaign promises.
Orji, who is generally reffered to as Ikuku by his admirers expressed sadness over the level of criticism of leaders by opposition in the state, saying leadership was not as easy as they think.
Speaking on the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning the state in the 2019 general election, he said it was as bright as it had ever been since over the years.
“We have to take into account that we must field credible candidates if we want to win the election. We must go with our best and those with tract records of achievements in life,” he noted.
He warned members of the party against rallying on its popularity to field ineligible and non-credible candidates for the election, saying the electorate will reject them without thinking twice.