Ikwuano/Umuahia: group buys reps nomination form for Abia speakerOgbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia


 Ikwuano/Umuahia concerned critical stakeholders have purchased the House of Representatives nomination form for the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly Chief Chinedum Orji, to contest the 2023 National Assembly election.

The spokesman of the group Chief Emeka Inyama, said the group had considered the impact, Orji, has made as Legislator in the state Assembly and wants him to move higher for a bigger assignment.

Inyama, insisted that it was improper to allow Orji, to quit the law making job, despite the call by the youths for him to contest the governorship election because of his  experience in the job.

He said, "We feel concerned that you should continue speaking for us not with standing the call by the youths for you to run for the Governorship election which you are qualified to run. we have a different plan for you and we are appealing to you to accept this urge because of the good work you have been doing as a law maker.

"As the speaker of the state Assembly within few months in office you gave a touch to the House of Assembly building and its Secretariat, making it look like a small London.

"You have continued in your youth empowerment program across the three Local Government Areas in our constituency, not your state constituency alone.

"It's on record that you have built a facility called the stadia across the three Local Government Areas, not in your constituency alone, each of the facility has a seating capacity of one thousand people and I make boast to say that great footballers will rise from this part of the world and families will be blessed in two or three years from now.

"We are also aware of the stability you brought to the House of Assembly and the support you have given to the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

"Therefore it's our considered wish, view and consideration that this chance will not pass us by, we have met, discussed and agreed to call on you to run for the House of Representatives.
"In other climes People who were speakers moved to the Senate, House of Representatives and others became ministers, we said it's time for us to begin to promote our own, because it's not right to stop people at the prime of their political career.

"We believe that going to the House of Representatives will give you the platform  to continue the good work you are doing, we know you will not forget the youth, women and the elderly.

"You use your God given talents to work for our people, so that our constituency will be like others. People from other constituencies are feeling the impact of those representing them but are not feeling any. 

"We believe that you have the capacity and leadership acumen to do it, and God will bless you. You're still young and future is even brighter".

Responding Orji, told the delegation to give him 48 hours to do proper consultation across the constituency including stakeholders, youths and women before giving them an answer.

He added that his number one priority is for Abia State to remind united and peaceful, while urging aggrieved politicians to Sheathe their sword.

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