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Monday, 10 June 2019

Ex-Governor Theodore Orji’s Son, Chinedum, Emerges Abia Assembly Speaker

Mr Chinedum Orji, a former Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, was on Monday elected as the Speaker of the 7th Assembly.

Orji (Umuahia Central), was unanimously elected following his nomination by Mr Munachim Alozie and seconded by Mr Ginger Onwuasibe (Isiala Ngwa North).

The 24-member House also elected Mr Ifeanyi Uchendu (Ohafia South) as the Deputy Speaker.

Uchendu who was also unanimously elected, was nominated by Mr Thomas Nkoro (Obingwa West) and seconded by Mr Jerry Uzosike (Umuahia South).

The 7th Assembly, which was inaugurated by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, also elected Mr Solomon Apulonu (Obingwa East) as the Majority Leader and Mr Paul Taribo (Ukwa East) as his deputy among others.

In his inaugural speech, Orji, thanked his colleagues for reposing the trust in him and promised to do his best to justify the confidence reposed on him.

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