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Published On: Wed, May 20th, 2015


Eldest son of Abia State Governor, Engineer Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, has refuted reports that he is interested in the speakership of the state Assembly.

Chinedum,  who is the State House of Assembly member-elect for Umuahia Central constituency, in a statement  said he had specifically ruled himself out of the position even before the primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state
He said; “in as much as the political dynamics may have changed, my will in keeping to my word has not changed on this issue, any further speculation about my interest or ambition in the matter remains as always mere propaganda”
Chinedum said those insisting he is nursing an ambition to be Speaker of the state Assembly are ‘’fanning the flames of hatred and ugly aspersions on his person.”
Engr. Chinedum Orji, also known as Ikuku, had in October 2014 denied the speakership ambition when addressing stakeholders of Umuahia/Ikwuano Federal Constituency prior to the recently concluded election.
“Nobody can appoint a speaker for the incoming governor. The new governor must be allowed to run his show. So anybody claiming that I am contesting to be the speaker is just missing the point. I have many reasons, which have compelled me to take my eyes off the post of the speaker,” he said


Culled from Daily Trust

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