July 8, 2020.
TUNG Condemns Abia Speaker over Declaration of OUK as Authentic Leader of the State.
The Ukwa Ngwa Group (TUNG) is a forum of eminent political figures from the nine local councils that make up Ukwa Ngwa of the Old Aba Division. TUNG is essentially a political movement which is geared towards restoring the dignity of the people and safeguarding their political rights and privileges.
In this light, TUNG has therefore followed the recent developments in the political theater of the state and particularly the reconciliatory mission to the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK) by the family of the former Governor and now Senator representing Abia Central, Senator TA Orji.
Much as TUNG believes in the personal freedom of association and therefore has no issues with the mission to OUK, the group is rather irked by the utterances and declaration made by the Speaker of Abia House of Assembly, Engr Chinedum Orji, to OUK.
The Speaker had, while addressing OUK in his Abuja residence, declared him “the authentic leader of the State” and summoned him to come back to the state and fill a leadership vacuum.
“We are not in competition with you for leadership. You are the leader. In the heat of everything, you are the leader. That leader means a lot. You are leading us. Forget about political platform”
TUNG condemns in strong terms the statement by the Speaker, Chinedum Orji and considers it a deliberate ridicule and insult to the person and office of the Executive Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who is the bonifade and incontrovertible political leader of the ruling PDP and the state.
TUNG further considers the action of the Speaker as outright treachery and betrayal against the ruling PDP and the Governor of the state.
Considering that these visits and declaration were made when Governor Ikpeazu was critically sick, TUNG suspects a well calculated plan by the Speaker and his cohorts to frustrate the government and administration of Governor Ikpeazu.
TUNG also considers the action of the Speaker as an anti-party offence and joins all well-meaning people of the world to call for the resignation of the Speaker since his loyalty is to the APC leadership.
TUNG regrets that for the 8 years of Senator T A Orji’s rule as Governor of Abia state, neither the Speaker nor his father allowed OUK to participate in the leadership of the state and smells a rat of betrayal in this reconciliation move and call to Take over.
While TUNG is thanking the almighty God for answering our prayers over the life of our Governor, we call on those who orchestrated the rumour of his death and the jubilation that followed to repent and ask for forgiveness before the wrath of God will descend on them.
TUNG is also using this forum to advise the fifth columnist and internal saboteurs who are bent on destroying the government of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to desist from their wicked ways.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is the sole authentic leader of Abia State.
TUNG is grateful to those who have shown abiding faith and solidarity to the Governor in this straitened time of his ill-health.
Hon. Chizuru Kanu
Hon. Chinwe Nwangaga