The ex-Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Orji has expressed appreciation to OMPAN members for supporting him to succeed as the Speaker of Abia House of Assembly. He vowed that he would never be a distraction to any elected political office holder in Abia State

Engr Orji who made this known during a courtesy visit by selected OMPAN members at his home town in Umuahia, stated that he has decided not to be a distraction to whosoever that is elected in Abia State, while commending Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) for contributing to the success of his tenure as Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly.

He explained that he has refrained from making public statements that will heat up the polity and reiterated his commitment to integrity and transparency as well as readiness to come and render his stewardship as the former Speaker Abia State House of Assembly when asked to do so by relevant authorities.

He further challenged OMPAN members to build their various platforms so as to be able to make money from it which will enable them handle some of their bills.

He assured of his continued support to OMPAN in whatever area he can be of help to them.

His words, “I have refrained from making public statements. I do not want to heat up the polity”

” I am not interested in distracting anyone,. When it is time for politics, I Chinedum Orji will play it. I will not be a party to any confusion in the State. Whatever anybody promised during political campaigns ,he or she should do that for the people.

” If anyone wants me to come and show my stewardship, I will come and do it” he said.

Earlier,the Chairman of OMPAN and leader of the delegation, Chief Promise Uzoma Okoro noted that when Rt Hon Chinedum Orji was the Speaker, he worked closely with OMPAN and “we want to appreciate him for opening his doors for us”.

He also said OMPAN decided to pay him a courtesy visit to interface with him in the areas of information and communication.


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