Gov Theodore Orji Meets Brick Wall In Plan To Install Son As Speaker

imageThe alleged attempts by Governor Theodore Orji to have his son, Chinedum emerge as the next speaker of the State House of Assembly has already begun meeting resistance, as a group under the aegis of Concern Citizens of Abia has kicked against it.
They promised to mobilise people of the state to resist the move, which they say is an attempt by Governor Orji to continue ruling the state even after he has left Government House.
The group, in a statement by its secretary, Mr. Kalu Kalu, there are far more qualified lawmakers in the forthcoming legislature for the speakership, even as he stated that three of them are the only ones eligible for the position of Speaker.
He said the tree candidates are Humphrey Azubuike (Abia-Central), Ikedieze Ezekwesiri (Abia-North), and Tony Mezie Nawubani from Abia-Central.
Kalu explained, “In spite of this seniority, the outgoing Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, wants to perpetuate himself in office by viciously pushing his son, Chinedum Orji, otherwise known as Ikuku (Breeze) by his followers, to stop the three ranking returnees and woo other elected legislators to pick him as their leader.
“He wants to overshadow the Governor-elect, Okezie Ikpeazu, so that he (Ikpeazu) does not give him the kind of treatment he (Orji) gave his predecessor, Orji Uzor Kalu. Regardless of his contentious victory at the polls and his status as a first timer, Chinedum is desperately cajoling the lawmakers, especially those from APGA”.

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