A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, has on Sunday related the speculations that former state governors elected into the Senate were unproductive as hate speech.
Orji, who now represents Abia Central Senatorial District, made the statement while reviewing one of his constituency projects at Okwuta Primary School, Isieke Ibeku.
He said, “You see, all this hate speech – people saying that former governors are there sleeping. Are we sleeping and producing those bills? They say former governors go there to relax, they are sleeping, and that they are not doing anything. But you see the output of one person and all of us. Combine them and you will know the total output that we have generated in the senate.”
The former lawmaker disclosed that the 12-classroom block will enhance the enrolment of pupils and provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
He further explained that the project is part of his 2019/2020 constituency projects and was one of three projects in his constituency.
The Senator also commented on the recent defection of the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said, “I am not worried at all. Every person has his own objective. He knows why he has gone.
“Will I go and pull him back? No. we are individuals and he has his reasons for leaving which he has told the people. It is either you take it or you leave it. You cannot take a rope and tie him and say, stay there. He is free to move. This is a mobile world.”