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Governor Orji and the parasites of Abia State

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We the undersigned, who are key officials of the Youth Wing of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in Abia State, wish to bring to your notice how some “parasites” have been feeding fat on the resources of Abia State, with the indulgence of the Governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji, who does not want to do any good for the state but to pursue his 2015 ambition to become either the vice president or the president of the Senate.
As have been stated very clearly since Orji came into office, there is nothing significant that he has achieved. He has only been spending the state’s resources at the expense of the ordinary citizens who should be benefitting from the dividends of democracy and sharing the money with those he feels could help his ambition to move up the political ladder though he is a failure.
Here is a list of those who are gratified monthly by Governor Orji from Abia State treasury:
General Ike Nwachukwu – N25 million
A former Senate president – N25 million
Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife- N25 million
Chief Chukwu Nwachukwu – N5 million
Chief Obiwa Onwuta- N5 million
Chief Mawu, former member House of Reps – N1 million
Elder Abaelu – N5 million
Senator Uche Chukwumerije- N10 million
Senator Nkechi Nworlu – N10 million
Senator Emma Nwata- N15 million
Chief Orji’s wife and son – N250 million
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan – N300 million
A journalist, Emeka Obasi – N2.5 million
The Chief of Army Staff – N50 million
Bishop Ikechi Nwosu, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia – N1 million
Rev. Charles Nbauwuike – N250,000.
Jerry Kalu -N250,000
Chief Joe Irukwu -N5 million
Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe – N10 million
Onyema Ugochukwu –N5 million
Chief Vincent Ogbulafor – N5 million
Igboko Igboko –N200,000
He also gives huge sums of money monthly to security agencies to keep his enemies silent. And they have been doing this perfectly.
Given the background that this is a government that has earned close to $10 billion since coming into office less than five years ago, how do you justify the poverty that has become the lot of our people except for this wastage of our commonwealth? We find this very disturbing especially in the light of the fact that the rest of the money is used by Governor Orji in the purchase of houses in the state and outside it. He is at present removing the roof of the house he recently bought in Umuahia for new fittings that will befit his status,
Yet, Governor Orji has not paid the salaries of civil servants for six months. Most of the projects he is commissioning were projects executed by local government chairmen over five years ago. The bridge he recently commissioned in a higher institution in the state was constructed by the Education Trust Fund.
So, what are we benfitting from this government led by Chief Theodore Orji? Nothing. It is time for him to vacate that seat.
Innocent Okechi, President, APGA Youth Wing
Okoro Justice, Secretary General, APGA Youth Wing.

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