Stop attacking our son, Orji’s kinsmen warn
STAKEHOLDERS of Ibeku, hometown of Senator Theodore Orji (Abia Central), have warned against ‘senseless media attacks’ on their son.
They accused a chieftain and Board of Trustees (BOT) member of All Progressives Congress (APC), Benjamin Apugo, of championing the attacks.
Orji’s supporters said it was shameful of Apugo to engage in such media war against a man who ‘distinguished himself in various capacities at the state and national level’.
They are ex-leader of Abia State House of Assembly and Commissioner for Public Utilities Chidiebere Nwoke; former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Emma Nwabuko.
Former Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor Charles Ogbonnaya; former Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Sir Frank Ibe; Traditional Prime Minister of Ibeku Ancient Kingdom Chief Uche Akwukwuegbu and elder statesman G. O Onyemaobi.
In a statement – ‘A Rejoinder to Prince B.B Apugo’s diatribe against Senator T. A Orji’, they said: “…Senator Orji is our son of inestimable value in whom we are well pleased…
“We call on discerning persons to compare Orji, who rose through the ranks to become Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), among other positions, with Apugo, a private person incapable of holding a public office…”