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    2015: Abia denies setting up c’ttee to select next gov

    BY ANAYO OKOLI

    UMUAHIA—ABIA State government weekend denied setting up a panel to select the next governor of the state as the incumbent, Theodore Orji, dismissed insinuations he had anointed a candidate to succeed him in 2015.

    A national daily (not Vanguard) had last week reported that Governor Theodore Orji had set up a 17-man panel, allegedly headed by his kinsman and sacked party national chairman,  to select his successor.
    But the government denied the existence of such a panel in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Orji, Charles Ajunwa.


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