Politics separates former Governor, wife

CITIZENS COMPASS –Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji and his wife Odochi Orji (Osinulo), have politically separated as the wife has announced her withdrawal from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former First Lady affirmed her decision to resign from the party in a letter dated May 21, 2024, which was directed to the Umuahia Urban Ward 1 Chairman of the PDP.
It was leant that this decision came shortly after her son, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji, the immediate-past Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, also announced his departure from the PDP.

The wife whose husband served as the Governor of Abia State between 2007 and 2015, cited personal reasons for her departure from the party.

While she did not reveal her future political affiliation, it is possible that she may join her son’s new party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

A copy of her resignation letter obtained by journalists on Friday read: “I write to formally resign as a member of the PDP with effect from this day, 21st of May 2024, for personal reasons.

“Thank you for your support during my tenure as the First Lady of Abia and to date a strong supporter of the party. I wish you all the best.”

Orji copied the Abia State Chairman of PDP and the Acting National Chairman of the party in her letter.

It, however, remains uncertain whether her husband, a former Governor who served most of his eight years under the PDP and also spent another eight years in the Senate under the PDP, will also leave the party.

Senator Orji’s Aide and former Chief Liaison Officer, Hon. Ifeanyi Umere, confirmed that the former First Lady had resigned from the PDP.



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