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2023 Guber: Power Must Return To Abia North, Sen Orji Vows

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The immediate-past Governor of Abia State and current Senator representing Abia Central, Chief Theodore Orji, has declared his total support for power shift to Abia North come 2023.

The Eastern Updates can confirm that this would go a long way in dousing the growing tension across the State over which zone will produce the next governor as some individuals, groups and various political blocs are making case for the number one seat.

The Eastern Updates gathered that Senator Orji had over the weekend invited some key political stakeholders from the 17 Local Government Areas in the State to his Umuahia-country home ‘where he told them in a plain language’ that power has to rotate back to Abia North in 2023 in keeping with Abia Charter of Equity.

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According to a trusted source, the former Governor expressed rage at those opposed to the prevailing zoning arrangement in the state, saying they are on a dangerous voyage.

The former Governor who was instrumental in the power shift to Abia South in 2015 was said to have expressed fury over moves by the Ngwa bloc to retain power beyond 2023, vowing that such injustice should not be allowed.

He reportedly told the gathering to return to their various communities with the unambiguous message that power must return to Abia North in 2023.

The position of the former Governor received a thunderous ovation by the crowd of political players present at the meeting as echoes of ‘father of equity rented the atmosphere’.

The declaration has also put paid to speculations that Orji’s son who is currently the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji has been positioned to take over as Governor in 2023. A number of top ranking politicians have however going to move against the zoning system in the State.


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