The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Engr Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji yesterday attended the Grand Reception organised by the Ohafia Traditional Rulers Council in honour of one of their sons, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State.
Speaking at the event, the Speaker said he came to celebrate with the Deputy Governor because of his uncommon virtues, unprecedented loyalty and dedication to service of the State over the years.
“You have distinguished yourself as a very reliable politician, one who is straightforward; you have this humility which is a very rare attribute to possess in politics today. Your enviable political track record has obviously marked you out as a trusted, honest and dedicated personality and I am very proud of your towering political profile and service to humanity,” the Speaker said.
Rt Hon Engr Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji urged the people of Ohafia to rally round their son and support him in all his political aspirations, and advised them to shun the “pull him down” syndrome.
On his part, Chief Theodore Ahamefule Orji CON, Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District who also attended the event in company of his wife, Lady Odochi Mercy Orji, congratulated and described the celebrant as one whose leadership skills are top notch and worthy of emulation.
Senator Orji, thanked the Deputy Governor for promoting harmony in the legislative arm of government when he held sway as the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly. He prayed God to reward him abundantly in his future endeavours.
Rt Hon Darlington Nwokocha, Member representing Isiala Ngwa North/South Federal Constituency, Rt Hon Asiforo Okere, Abia State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Abia State House of Assembly Members, Members of the State Executive Council, Executive Chairmen of Local Government Areas, top government functionaries, captains of industry, Traditional Rulers, youth and women groups also the event.