Alleged N525 Billion Graft: APGA Wants Orji, Son To Resign
Following the investigation of Former Abia Governor, Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedum by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption, the state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the duo to step down from their legislative assignments as they had lost the moral right to represent their people.
Orji and his son have been under investigation over allegation that they looted the Abia State treasury to the tune of over N500 billion when the former was governor of the state.
While Orji represents Abia Central Senatorial District, his son is the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
According to a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Ebere Uzoukwa, and Media Assistant to Alex Otti, Fedinand Ekeoma, APGA 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 right 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.
While calling on Abians to remain strong, the party also urged them to be vigilant even as the EFCC continues with its investigation.