Following the endorsements made by most of the members-elect of the yet to be inaugurated 7th Abia House of Assembly, it is now clear that the Majority Leader of the 6th Abia State House of Assembly, and Member representing Umuahia Central State Constituency, Chief Chinedum Orji (Ikuku) would be inaugurated tomorrow as the Speaker.
It was widely reported a fortnight ago that the entire twelve newly Members-elect as well as six other returning members-elect of the House have endorsed the candidature of Chief Chinedum Orji. Giving the undeniable fact that the atmosphere is saturated for the inauguration of Ikuku tomorrow, it is imperative to understand that this man of the moment and Honourable Member representing Umuahia Central State Constitutuency is a man capable of steering the ship of Abia State House of Assembly.
Born on December 25th, 1970 to the amiable family of Chief T. A Orji, a political juggernaut from Amaokwe Ugba, Umuahia Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area. Chinedum Orji started his academic pursuit in Ugba Community Primary School between 1976 and 1982, from where he proceeded to Government Secondary School Owerri, between 1982 and 1987 and in 1989, quest for higher education made him to enroll in the prestigious Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), where he earned a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1996.
Engr. Chinedum Orji grew to become a great politician and a defender of the younger generation. He picked interest to vie for Member of the State House of Assembly in 2015 and was overwhelmingly voted in to represent his people. In the course of his representation, Engr. Orji was elected by his colleagues as the Majority Leader of House, a position he has handled very well. Again, Engr. Orji was re-elected this year to continue his good work in the State House of Assembly. This time around, a higher call is beckoning seriously; he is expected to emerge as the Speaker of the 7th House. It is obvious that Hon. Chinedum Orji, the IKUKUOMA ABIA is the man to beat in the speakership contest. Having been endorsed, the voting is just a mere fulfillment of the law. Well-groomed, educated, well-informed, outspoken and mature, Hon. Chinedum Orji has what it takes to galvanize the legislative house for better legislative business in the State in the next four years of the 7th Assembly.
As the State legislative house gets set to herald her new helmsman in the person of Honourable Chinedum Orji, the Honourable members, Clerk of the House and entire staff of that arm of government in Abia State are enjoined to throw their support behind him and assist him to take the House of Assembly to its desired destination. This cooperation would equally ensure peaceful cohesion among the other two arms of government.
it is the wish and prayer of all and sundry that God’s wisdom shall posses him as he steers the ship of the 7th State House of Assembly. Congratulations in advance Mr. Speaker!