A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, Chief Edwin Okoro, has hailed the recent court declaration which ruled that that President Goodluck Jonathan? was free to contest the 2015 presidential election.
Okoro in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Wednesday, added that the president was constitutionally bound to contest the 2015 presidential election.
“The court is saddled with the duty to interpret the constitution or the law and since it has cleared Jonathan, he has no legal stumbling blocks on his way.’’
Okoro urged Jonathan to use the remaining part of his tenure to better the lives of Nigerians who voted massively for him.
On the merger of four opposition political parties in the country that gave birth to All Progressives Congress (APC), he said that it was not a serious threat.
The PDP chieftain, however, said that the development would make PDP to sit up.
“It is a welcome development as it will make PDP to sit up and not take Nigerians for granted. PDP will not relax after elections any longer.”
Okoro commended Gov. Theodore Orji for the on-going road rehabilitations at New Umuahia, Umukalika, Obikabia, Omoba roads.
“I am really impressed. Let the governor take advantage of this dry season to reconstruct more roads. I am calling on the people of Abia to support this government’’.
He urged them to come and invest in the state to build the Abia economy.
“They can build tank farms, refineries, estates and industries to? help employ the people of Abia and boost the economy as the governor cannot do it alone.”