Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia Province had congratulated his instant predecessor and Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Theodore Ahamefule Orji, on the really auspicious occasion of his 71st birthday.
Governor Ikpeazu, in a message made available to newsmen in Umuahia, on Tuesday, described the former Governor as a proud Abian, an authentic Nigerian Statesman and experienced administrator, noting that the life of the ex-Abia governor has, in nearly the lastly 5 decades, revolved around public service.
He said, “As a graduate of the Academy of Ibadan in 1977”, Ikpeazu notes, “immature Theodore had several career options before him but he, to the surprise of many, chose the civil service of the old Imo Province where he started his career as an Administrative Officer, from where he rose through the ranks by a dint of tough work and the grace of God to the peak of his civil service career as a Permanent Secretarial assistant.
“His subsequent displace from the core civil service to election administration and delineation of constituencies in the and so National Electoral Commission (NECON) where he served as the Administrative Secretarial assistant in Enugu Province, to the business office of the Primary of Staff to the Governor and his eventual election as Governor in 2007 clearly showed a man on a date with posterity”.
“Ochendo’s greatest legacy will prevarication on his insistence that the vision of the founding fathers of Abia Province that no subdivision of the Province will be left out of the power-sharing equation in the Province be respected. By putting his feet downwardly on such a sensitive matter which midwifed our administration, Ochendo etched his proper name permanently in the Abia folklore”.
“At the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where he currently represents the people of Abia Central, Ochendo has proven to be a phenomenal federal legislator with his long years of experience in administration and politics providing the requisite reservoir of resources materials. These have manifested in his many legislative interventions as good as uniquely staying in touching with the people he represents through various schemes that touching their lives positively.
He expressed a firm view that at 71, Senator Orji has paid his dues in every aspect of life and has done so admirably.
The Abia Primary Executive, on behalf of his household, the Authorities and the People of Abia Province wished Senator Orji a beautiful and peaceful 71st birthday with a prayer to the Almighty God to grant him many to a greater extent years of fruitful service to Abia.
On its section, the Abia Province chapter of the Peoples Democratic Political party (PDP), has extolled the leadership qualities of former Governor of Abia province and at present Representative of the Abia central senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji.
The PDP leadership also famous that the outstanding leadership acumen of Senator Orji in governance in Abia and Nigeria, remain intimidating and legendary.
In a statement by its Province Publicity Secretarial assistant, Fabian Nwankwo, saluting the ex-Abia Governor on the occasion of his 71 birthday, the Abia leadership, said Orji has proven to remain a proud Abian in governance, a quintessential authentic statesman of notation and a refined instance in public service worthy of emulation.
The political party famous with delight that the Abia federal legislator possessed startling and intimidating qualities in executing PDP manifestos in areas of human capacity evolution, Infrastructural evolution, effective representation, security and education throughout your years in governance as a Governor and at present senator of the federal
According to the statement by the political party, “the entire Peoples Democratic Political party (PDP) household sense highly elated and privileged to portion our cherished and distinguished senator and celebrate with your lovely and kind-hearted household at this momentous occasion of your birthday Anniversary.
“Utuagbahigwe, keep to age graciously with God-fearing, longevity, wisdom and sound wellness”.
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