Prof Ibe has hailed His Excellency, Senator T .A Orji, the former Governor of Abia State for his sterling qualities and outstanding personality.
The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe described the former Governor of Abia state, Chief T.A Orji as a political institution and father of equity in Abia state.
Speaking on the heels of the seventy-one (71) birthday anniversary celebration of Chief Orji, who currently serves as the Senator representing Abia Central district in the National Assembly, Prof Ibe praised the former Governor and prayed God to strengthen him for more service delivery to Abia Central district in particular, and Abia State in general.
According to Prof Ibe, “I thank the Almighty for the gift of Chief T.A Orji to our state, who in the process of emerging the third civilian Governor of Abia became a political institution by achieving the feat of not only winning an election with a new political party, but did so from the discomfort of unjust incarceration in a prison”.
Continuing he stressed that “most especially I know posterity will surely accord Ochendo a good place in history for his good legacies, while in office as Governor, paramount of which is his insistence on doing the right thing by adopting the ‘Abia Charter of Equity’, a document authored by the founding fathers of our state, as a template for equitable, fair and just distribution of political power from one senatorial zone to another and from one district to another”.
In his conclusion, Prof Ibe said, “I therefore join millions of our people in praying God to strengthen our leader as he marks this enviable and accomplishing milestone, while wishing him the best in the years to come”.