Tribunal Annuls Election Of Senate Whip Orji Kalu, Orders Fresh Election

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The National and State House of Assembly Elections petition Tribunal has annulled the election victory of Senate Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Kalu who represents Abia North constituency of the state at the National Assembly, lost his seat on Monday.

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The three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election while giving judgment in a petition brought before it by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the election, Mao Ohuabunwa, who had challenged the victory of Orji Kalu, in the Senatorial election.

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Orji Kalu is a member of the ruling All Progressive’s Congress, APC, the Governor of Abia state for two terms, 1999 to 2007 and was inaugurated as federal lawmaker for the 9th National Assembly.

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