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TA Orji’s Son Emerges Majority Leader of Abia Assembly

Chinedum Orji

By Ignatius Umuahia – Eldest son of the immediate past Governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji, Chinedu has emerged the Majority Leader of the State’s House of Assembly.

Speaker of the State’s House Assembly, Hon. Martins Azubuike, disclosed this Monday during a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

He told the Governor that Abraham Oba, an All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA lawmaker representing Aba-Central constituency, was elected Minority Leader of the House.

The Speaker, also hinted that Tony Nwubani, a Peoples’ Democratic Party lawmaker representing Ukwa-West constituency, was appointed the Majority Whip, while the Minority Whip was Chibuzor Okogbue, an APGA lawmaker representing Bende-South constituency.

He said a PDP lawmaker, Mr. Cosmos Ndukwe, representing Bende-North was elected as the Deputy Speaker during the inauguration of the House last Thursday. The House comprises 13 PDP and 11 APGA members.

Addressing the legislators, Governor Ikpeazu, thanked them for the peaceful manner they conducted the House election despite party difference and promised to work with them in the best interest of the state.

Commenting on the present insecurity in some parts of the state, the Governor, said he had concluded plans to submit a bill to the state’s House of Assembly in order to establish a Security Trust Fund.

Ikpeazu said his administration would fight crime with technology, adding that plans are afoot to mount Close Circuit Televisions on the streets to monitor movements of people in the state.

Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu has appointed Chief Ume Kalu, as the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, which is the same office he occupied during the tenure of former Governor Orji.





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