Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has replaced Peter Obi of Anambra State as chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum.
Announcing Orji’s emergence in Enugu, the outgoing chairman of the forum, governor Obi said he was elected after consultations and agreement among the governors.
Obi called on the new chairman to ensure effective cooperation for the development of the zone.
In his acceptance speech, Orji promised to do his best to project issues concerning the South East in order to take it to greater heights.
“I know it is a very big task but with the cooperation of my colleagues, the task will be easy to accomplish. What I pledge is that I will put in my best for the South East as chairman of the governors’ forum to move the zone to the next level,” he said.
OrjiI solicited the support of stake holders, in order to achieve success for the region.
The meeting was attended by governors Sullivan Chime of Enugu and Martins Elechi of Ebonyi State as well as stakeholders from the zone.