“Even Rochas, Tinubu Didn’t Go this far” -Nigerians React As Theodore Orji’s Son Emerges Abia Speaker

Many Nigerians have reacted angrily to the emergence of the son of former Abia Governor, Theodore Orji, Hon.  Chinedum Orji as the speaker of the State house of Assembly.


Decrying the new height of godfatherism in the state, some are of the Opinion that this is a joke taken too far, considering his Hon. Orji’s father, Theodore is currently a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the fact that Nigerians have in the past frowned at those who attempted installing their family members in elective position – most recently former Imo State governor tried to foist his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu on the people and imolites thwarted the move by rejecting him at the polls.



Hon, Orji, the first son of the ex-governor was elected today as the Speaker of the 7th Abia State House of Assembly after being nominated by Hon. Munachim Alozie and seconded by Hon. Ginger Onwusibe.


Chinedum Orji (Abia central) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – who was until today, the Majority leader of the Abia State house of Assembly – has been in the house since 2015.

Reacting, Nigerians wonder why the likes of Former Lagos Governor Tinubu – who was notorious for godfatherism – will be constantly vilified for the same sin and here goes Theodore and his son and no one bats an eyelid.

According to @azeez_ibrahim11 on Twitter, “Theodore Orji is a senator and his son is now d speaker of d Abia State House of Assembly. Imagine Tinubu being a senator and his son now the speaker of d Lagos State House of Assembly? Democracy would have been in danger”

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Theodore Orji  is a retired permanent secretary in Abia state  civil service, Former Abia state Chief of Staff (1999-2007) Former Governor Abia state (2007-2015). Serving senator (2015 till date) His son, Chinedum Orji  has been Abia state HoA member (2015 till date) and now current Speaker Abia state house of Ass).

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2 thoughts on ““Even Rochas, Tinubu Didn’t Go this far” -Nigerians React As Theodore Orji’s Son Emerges Abia Speaker

  1. Since the father is now the senator of the federal government and the son is the speaker of the house Nigeria is already in danger. There’s no need of saying that Nigeria would have been in danger.

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