Theodore Ahamefule Orji

Senatorial District

Abia Central


Peoples Democratic Party

Birth date







32, Ojike Street, Umuahia, Abia State


On March 1, 1996, Orji was seconded to the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), now INEC, Abia State as Administrative Secretary and was later redeployed to Enugu State in 1997 where he supervised the elections that ushered in the democratic government in the state in 1999. Thereafter, he returned to Abia State to function as Principal Secretary, Government House, Umuahia and Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor.

In December 2006, Orji won the gubernatorial primaries of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) to contest the 2007 governorship elections in Abia State, and consequently made history as the first Nigerian governor to win his election while in detention. He was re-elected as governor on April 26, 2011.

Upon completion of his tenure as Governor in 2015, he was elected to represent Abia Central in the Senate.

Legistlative Interest(s): NA

  • Chairman at Privatisation Committee from June 2019 to June 2023
  • Senator at Senate from May 2015 to May 2019
  • Vice-Chairman at Agriculture Committee from June 2015 to June 2015
  • Executive Governor at Abia State, Nigeria from May 2007 to May 2015
  • Student at University of Ibadan until 1977