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Gov. Ikpeazu speaks on rift with Abia speaker, Chinedum Orji



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The governor of the Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has stated that there are no cracks between him and the president of the State Assembly Chamber, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji on the control of state affairs.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He is the son of the former governor, Theodore Orji, now the senator who currently represents the central district of Abia in the red chamber of the National Assembly.

The Governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, when he appeared on a live radio show monitored by Latest Nigeria newspaper in Umuahia, the state capital, on Tuesday, also said he was not interfering with the administration of the present 7. Assembly of Abia, noting that the speaker, Orji remained in charge.

Ikpeazu added that his government and the leadership of the Assembly were working harmoniously to ensure that democratic dividends were brought to the doors of the citizens of Abia.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He scolded the opposition in the state for allegedly embarking on a disastrous mission of sowing a seed of discord between him and His Excellency. Orji, as well as to incite Abia’s leaders and citizens against him to win cheap political points.

His words: “The president of the Chamber of the Assembly of the State of Abia heads the state legislature and, so far, has done his duty effectively. The state legislature is independent. The governor does not interfere in what they. So how is the appointment of the Chief of Staff or Special Adviser in Communication a problem for the State Assembly?

“This opposition does not think at all. And you, journalists, when you hear this, analyze it. Just don’t swallow everything people tell you. The opposition still wants to recover from the massive defeats it received in the last elections.

“They have not recovered. So, your thinking is not yet organized. What do the following appointments made by the governor have to do with the state legislature? What does it have to do with 2023?

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Governor Ikpeazu will cease to be governor in 2023. The chief of staff comes from Central Abia. The SA on Communication and Strategy for the governor is from North Abia, while the governor comes from the senatorial districts of southern Abia in the state of Abia. That is why these oppositions do not understand simple basic reasoning “