Rita Orji: The Iron Lady Of Grassroots Politics

Ever since Hon. Rita Odichinma Orji, Chairman Committee Diaspora matters, representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency was elected, some underground grassroots developments have been achieved to some extent. The victory of Rita Orji was the victory for all Ajegunle residents that felt there was need to change the baton of leadership which was politically hijacked by some highly placed politicians over the years.

The game theory now is that Hon.Rita Orji is yet to fulfill her political promises made at 2015 general elections but some elements only wanted to drag her good name to the mud within Ajeromi-Ifelodun community. Apart from joining the murky waters of Nigeria’s politics, Barr.Rita Orji was already an established entrepreneur and renowned Tasly world marketer with a pedigree who has used her position to create jobs for the teeming population within Ajegunle and beyond. She had one of the best grassroots campaigns that saw the ruling political candidates losing the three Ajeromi-Ifelodun seats to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The issue that Barr.Rita Orji is yet to fulfill her political promises coupled with the present global economic meltdown, she has been making some fruitful efforts to create political awareness for the people. Many have accused her of stomach infrastructure in Ajeromi-Ifelodun which she has been embarking upon before contesting for Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal constituency. In 2011, Mindset Media Limited gave Rita Orji a meritorious award as the best woman marketer of the year which was duly nominated by her Tasly staffers and others.

Those who have described our able woman legislator as non-achiever of political promises got it wrong and today some underground developments are presently going on in Ajeromi-Ifelodun through Barr. Rita Orji.One thing Mindset Media Limited has learnt from this noble legislator is her humility in politics and ready to pick any call on her cell phone without using Personal Assistant. Her quest for Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal House of Representatives to change the political leadership, that was deficient and lack structural development to the people. One thing many have admired Rita Orji as the Representative of Ajeromi-Ifelodun is the regular Town Hall meetings to know the present situation of the people who voted her into power.

According to Hon.Rita Orji in a Telephone chat with Mindset Media Limited, good people with good vision don’t join politics. Any good step they would likely want to take to bring development to the people, some elements would counter it but for me, I will continue to fulfill my political promises to Ajeromi-Ifelodun people in due time. In terms of sinking boreholes and other infrastructural developments, God has been doing great works through me in Ajeromi-Ifelodun.At 47; Rita Orji is a reputable Ajegunle grassroots politician whose philanthropic gesture has helped to alleviate poverty from the land. Her entrepreneurial legacies are worthy to be emulated to the core. She remains the political jewel of Ajeromi-Ifelodun politics and also contributing massively to grassroots sports in the community.

Finally, Rita Orji is a grassroots politician that cares for the downtrodden in Nigeria.

Godday Odidi
Social Media Analyst

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Articles by Godday Odidi