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Orji Launches New Court Buildings In Umuahia, Aba

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 4:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ben Duru,  Umuahia


Just as the stage is set for an epic legal battle between the leading political parties in Abia State over the outcome of the 2015 elections, Governor Theodore Orji has argued that equity, fairness and justice will ever prevail over parochialism in the distribution of amenities as well as sharing of political offices.

Speaking at the simultaneous inauguration of the Abia State High Court in Umuahia and Aba, the Governor urged the judiciary to ensure that they do the right thing, saying the struggle in Abia State has always been that of installing equity, fairness and justice.

The Governor, who had earlier handed out a vehicle to the state Chief Judge (CJ) at the Government House, said throughout his administration, he ensured that amenities were equitably distributed among the three tiers of government.

He said this made it possible for the three to dwell amicably without any rancor for the eight years of his regime.

He pointed out that when he took over the reins of power eight years ago, “we met a situation where there were near absence of institutions of democracy such as decent court rooms for judiciary, conducive Government House, comprehensively furnished information dissemination centre, workers secretariat, international conference centre.

“Today, all these institutions that strengthen democracy have been restored. These buildings which are being commissioned today represent the new face of Abia State.

“We are laying the foundation stone for good governance.”

The Governor added that “henceforth no succeeding government will ever be bugged down by the lack of these institutions of government.

“We expect incoming governments to gain mileage by focusing on other needs of the people for improvement of the welfare of the people.”

He maintained that his administration was leaving the state better than he met it and that in spite of the wrongs done to him, “I still exctend my hands of fellowship and friendship to all of them that have been criticising my administration”.

Earlier in her welcome address, the CJ, Theresa Uzokwe, had described the complex as magnificent and the product of an able, charismatic and visionary leadership headed by Governor Theodore Orji.

She insisted that she had visited all the court buildings in the South East and that none can compare with what the present administration had provided for the judiciary, adding that “since the creation of Abia State from the old Imo State no Governor, including the military, has been able to do this.”