pathological liar whom it said fabricates all manner of white lies against
the state government with the aim to boost his dead on arrival
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, in a statement
he made available to journalists in Umuahia, said that Dr. Otti has no
moral right to criticize the policies and programmes of Governor Theodore
“Dr. Otti is not qualified to talk about the educational sector of Abia
State which Governor Orji has given a face lift. He built ultra modern
classroom blocks in all parts of the state and came up with a robust
welfare packages for teachers which attests to why Governor Orji is today
described as the most education friendly governor in Nigeria. And for the
past two years, Abia State maintained its 2nd best position behind Anambra
State according to WAEC rating.
“Otti has no moral right to go on the pages of newspapers to deceive
gullible readers that teachers in the state are on strike because of non
payment of salaries which is far from the truth. The planted story was
aimed at painting Abia State government in bad light.”
Continuing he said, “This is same man, who as Group Managing Director of
Diamond Bank, refused to use his exalted office to execute any single
project in Abia State. Some time in 2013, the governor gave him a template
on how to reduce the money that his bank was taking from the state
government. He turned down the template for selfish reasons.
“If he had agreed to implement the template that would have helped Abia
State government to add more projects to those already executed by
“The proposal on how to free up some money from his bank to pay salaries,
he refused to oblige the governor. He did not stop at that, he also turned
down all the proposals on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) on major
projects which the state Governor presented to him.
“The truth is that Governor Orji is a genuine leader who is proud of his
roots unlike Otti who everybody knows hails from Arochukwu Local
Government Area but funny enough denied his ancestry because of his
vaulting governorship ambition. It is a well known fact that Otti who
could not use his position as Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank to
build any branch of the bank in his local government or assist Abia State
government to realize some of the people-oriented projects put together by
Governor Orji, is going about telling white lies against the same
government he refused to assist.
“It’s laughable that the same Otti who could deny his ancestral home for
another place also goes about priding himself as lover of Abians which he
is not. Otti should go and bury his head in shame because he has nothing
to offer Abia people. He should know that Abians are now wiser, Abia State
is not for sale to the highest bidder,” he said.