Na wa o. Our brothers and sisters in Abia have really lost it with their Governor Theodore Orji.. Biko, you people should use your eyes to read what Premium Times is reporting. Be on the look out for our Red biro for easy reading.
“Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, was thoroughly humiliated Tuesday when a section of the crowd that thronged the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba, to witness the lying in state of the late Biafra warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, booed him repeatedly and pelted him with satchet water.
It is not clear what angered the crowd about Mr. Orji, who was the host governor at the ceremony. But the Abia State helsman has become very unpopular for sacking public servants from other Igbo-speaking states in the employ of his state, and then ordering them to return to their home states.
Residents also say he has performed poorly as governor with unemployment and poverty soaring in his state, and Aba, the state’s commercial capital, reeking with filth.
A resident of Aba, who withnessed the incident, said when the governor arrived the stadium, he started waving to the crowd. But rather than wave back at him, some people in the crowd responded by throwing satchet water at him.
“Rochas Okorocha was the hero of the day and my governor should hide his face in shame,” an eyewitness told Premium Times.
“He got the disgrace of his life today . The Idiot on arrival went to wave to his subjects who he abandoned all this while but trust Aba people, they responded with sachet water,” our source added.
But the governor’s ordeal did not end there. NAN reports that the colourful ceremony was almost marred when a section of the crowd booed him as he presented his speech, and chanted songs urging Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo to address the audience.
The pro-Okorocha slogans, which repeatedly interrupted the Abia governor’s speech, brought the event to an abrupt end.
Terribly humiliated, Mr. Orji however explained that it was agreed by the South-East Governors’ Forum “that only the host governor will speak during the lying-in-state ceremonies.”