A group, “Concerned Abia Central Stakeholders Forum”, said it has commenced collection of signatures of voters aimed at recalling Senator Theodore Orji [pictured above], representing them at the National Assembly on the allegation that he was not doing anything at the Red Carpet.
The group accused Senator Orji of low quality representation five months after his election.
But in a swift reaction, the President of Ohaneze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro dismissed the group as “faceless” who is only out to rubbish Senator Orji who he described as prominent Igbo leader.
According to Isiguzoro, though it is too early to access the current lawmakers, Senator Theodore Orji has already within his short stay in the Senate sponsored four bills.
The group had in a statement in Umuahia described Senator Orji as “a mere bencher” that moves no motion or take any visible stand on any issue.
They also accused him of spending more time sleeping or yawning at the Senate hallowed chamber, and said that if he is allowed to remain in the Senate, it may not augur well for their constituency.
They claimed to have collected more than 23,435 signatures of voters for the purpose of affecting the recall of Senator Orji, saying that they equally concluded plans to officially write to INEC and the leadership of National Assembly to effect the recall.
The statement which was signed by Comrade Gabriel Ohajuruka (jr.) said that after collecting enough signatures of voters in Abia central Senatorial zone, the group would next week march to INEC headquarters Abuja and National Assembly to press home their demand.
Dismissing the position of the group, Isiguzoro named the bills so far sponsored by Orji to include, Nigerian Investment Promotion Act Repeal Reenactment Bill, Food Security Bill, National Planning Process Bill and Deep Offshore and Inland Production amendment Bill.
According to him, the group was being used by some unscrupulous persons to smear the Senator who he said has contributed immensely towards the development of the nation and Igboland in particular.