Immediate past Abia State governor, Senator Theodore Orji, has denied being booed in Osisioma Local Government Area. Reacting to a newspaper report that Orji, who represents Abia Central in the Senate, was booed by some people in Osisioma during the burial ceremony of the late husband of Senator Nkechi Nwogu, legislative aide and media adviser to the former governor, Chief Eddie Onwuzuruike, he dismissed the report as fabricated and untrue.
In a statement in Abuja, Onwuzuruike said he was setting the records straight on what happened on the fateful day. According to the aide, “to set the records straight, Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, on arrival in Abia State was received by Senator Orji in his residence in the company of Senator M. Ohuabunwa and zoomed off to Abia Government House, office of the incumbent governor, for a courtesy call.
“The Deputy Senate President, incumbent governor and Senator T. A. Orji moved to the church funeral service of Dr Roland, husband of Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, where they were happily welcomed with a loud ovation.
“There was no murmur or booing of any kind contrary to The Sun’s report. Curiously, this false report was credited to ‘Our Reporter’ without any name, as is customary with the group when they give false reports like this one on Chief Orji. If I may ask, was this booing selective when the trio arrived or when the senator made a speech?