Former Governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji, has denied media reports that he was booed at Osisioma Ngwa at the weekend when he visited the area.
A statement by Legislative Aide and Media Adviser to the ex-governor , Chief Eddie Onuzuruike, said there was no iota of truth in the said report ,adding that it was the figment of the imagination of the author of the story. Said Onuzurike: “ The Daily Sun Newspaper of Monday Sept, 28th, 2015 carried a false report which was highlighted on the front page: ‘Ex-Gov Orji booed again.’
“To put the facts straight, the Deputy Senate President Chief Ike Ekweremadu, on arrival in Abia State was received by Senator Orji in his residence in the company of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa and zoomed off to the 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 funeral Church 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 and 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? Senator Orji did not make any speech. Do you boo one who won election or the one who has failed in many attempts? Come to think of it, Osisioma Local government gave Senator Orji the highest votes in the last election which is the mandate that he is exercising in the National Assembly today.
The press crew of the senate president and other media bodies were there and did not record such incident except the Sun Newspaper alone. The Sun Newspapers for some reasons best known to the publishers are in the habit of such ceaseless blackmail of Abia people and the person of Senator T A Orji in particular.
The NUJ and Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria [NPAN] should discourage this mode of writing as it is greatly misleading and done in bad faith.
– Chris Uba