Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, has told Abians, especially the Ngwa nation that he is desirous of seeing Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu succeed as governor of Abia State and therefore has vowed to continue to compliment the efforts of the Executive arm of the State Government.
Rt Hon. Orji made this ascertain while having in audience the Ngwa National Association United States of America (NNAUSA) that came to present an award to the Speaker of Abia 7th Assembly in his office at the Assembly complex in Umuahia. Receiving the award, the Speaker went into historic excursion on his relationship with the Ngwa people in 2011 when the whole Ngwa nation supported the former Governor, Senator Theodore Orji.
“It was in recognition of this fact that the former Governor insisted that he must hand over to an Ngwa person as his successor” and vowed that he can’t be a party to undermining the current administration in the state for whatever reason, adding that, he maintains a cordial relationship with Gov. Ikpeazu. “I am here as the Speaker to support and compliment the efforts of your brother, our Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu. As far as we are concerned, the decisions and directives of the Governor must be obeyed at all times”.
Rt. Hon. Orji thanked the Ngwa nation for the award and called for their continued support to make the work easy for the 7th Abia State House of Assembly so as to perform optimally just as he called on all detractors to allow Gov. Ikpeazu perform advising that they do not form cogs in the wheel of the State’s progress.
Earlier while making the presentation, Mr Michael Ibe Nwoko, who represented the Speaker during the award presentation in the United States of America on the 31st of August 2019, said Ngwa People living in North America appreciate his support to the cause of the Ngwa Nation as a whole.
“Mr Speaker, the Ngwa people living in the United States of America presents this award to you in appreciation of your generosity, unity of purpose and your election as Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly”, he said.
Other Ngwa indigenes that accompanied Mr Nwoko to present the award included the Head of Service of Abia State, Sir Onyii Wamah, amongst others.