Ex-governor Orji's son becomes Abia speaker

Ex-governor Orji's son becomes Abia speaker

The member representing Umahia Central state constituency, Honourable Chinedum Orji, has been elected speaker of Abia state House of Assembly.

Legit.ng gathers that the new speaker is the son of former governor of the state, Theodore Orji.

Ifeanyi Uchendu representing the people of Ohafia South state constituency, was elected deputy speaker of the House.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a disagreement reportedly occurred among some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the candidacy of Senator Ahmed Lawan for the position of Senate president in the incoming ninth National Assembly.

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A ranking PDP senator-elect said some of them would rather collaborate in a manner that a constructive opposition would be in place for a greater future for the party.

The senator said: “Unlike in 2015 when we had clearly defined agenda, the PDP has no focus this time around on the choice of principal officers. I can assure you that the opposition will not engage in block votes this time around.

“We have not even been given any serious directive by the party. This was not the case in 2015. A few of our leaders championing block votes have been doing so to pursue personal agenda. It is absurd to attempt to make principal offices hereditary or to impose leaders on us.

"Some of us will rather collaborate in a manner that a constructive opposition will be in place for a greater future for PDP.

"Some PDP senators-elect have elected to have a new Senate with enhanced agenda. They have high regards for Lawan and they will vote for the APC candidate.”

The source claimed that some PDP senators from the southwest, north central, south south, and the southeast will join forces with their APC colleagues on Lawan’s project.

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The source confirmed that a "former president of the Senate, who is in the PDP, had given his blessing to Lawan” in the country’s interest.

Members of the Lawan campaign council and strategists on Wednesday, June 5, defied the Sallah holidays to “take stock” of those who had signed up to back their candidate.

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