THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Ebonyi, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, has urged Sen. Orji Kalu (APC–Abia North) to use his appeal court victory to consolidate on his gains at the Senate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Court of Appeal, Lagos division, recently affirmed Kalu as the duly elected senator representing Abia North at the National Assembly.
The court upheld the judgment of national and state assembly petition tribunal which dismissed the petitions against Kalu as lacking in merit.
Okoro-Emegha told NAN on Sunday in Abakaliki that the affirmation testified the acceptance of Kalu by his people.
“I hail from Ebonyi and Kalu from Abia but I submit that the appeal court justified the trust reposed in the judiciary by Nigerians.
“The Abia North constituents massively voted for Kalu, Chief Whip of the ninth Senate and it had never been in doubt,” he said.
The APC chairman, who was an aide to Kalu as Abia governor, urged him to use the opportunity to consolidate on his gains at the Senate.
Chief Louis Elekwa, a business man, also hailed the ruling, noting that his community also benefited from Kalu’s effective representation of his people.
“My community borders some areas in Kalu’s senatorial district and enjoy his massive interventions in roads and agricultural endeavours,” he said.
Mrs Juliet Nmereole, a teacher, urged Kalu not to be discouraged by his non-election as a principal officer of the present Senate.
“He should instead be mindful that his people are solidly behind him and offer effective representation to them and entire Nigeria,” she said. (NAN)
-November 11, 2023 @ 14:05 GMT |