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Alleged N525bn graft: APGA asks Orji, son to resign

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Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the former governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji, and his son, Chinedum, to step down from their legislative duties and face their matters with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The party was reacting to a report on the EFCC investigation of the former governor and his son.

The report showed that the former governor and his son allegedly looted funds belonging to Abia state to the tune of over N500 billion.

The former governor is the senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District; while his son is the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly.

APGA, in a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Ebere Uzoukwa and Ferdinand Ekeoma, Media Assistant to Dr Alex Otti; stated that “the duo has lost the moral right to represent the people of Abia, much more preside over other legislators. This is without prejudice to their rights to be heard in court, should they choose to defend the weighty allegations.

“We understand that millions of Abians in particular and Nigerians in general, have been expressing shock, disbelief, and anger over the report due to the magnitude of looting, and therefore, join Abians in solidarity at this moment of sadness and sobriety”, the statement added.

The party urged Abians to remain strong and vigilant even as EFCC continues with its investigation.

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