Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu
Sequel to the order by National and State Assembly Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Monday, that there should be supplementary election in some polling units across Abia North Senatorial District, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has vowed to appeal the judgement.
Justice Cornelius Akintayo-led Tribunal ordered rerun Senatorial election between former Governor of Abia state and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Orji Kalu and Mao Ohabunwa.
Reacting, Kalu urged Abians not to lose hope, stressing that his mandate would be re-claimed at the Court of Appeal.
Kalu polled 30,203 votes against his closest rival, Chief Mao Ohaubunwa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who garnered 20,801 votes in the February 23, 2019 general elections.
While admonishing members and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain strong, steadfast and law-abiding, Kalu noted that he woild not relent in sustaining his goodwill at the grassroots.
In a statement signed by his media office on Monday, the former governor noted that his victory in the 2019 general elections, was borne out of his popularity among the people, adding that justice could only be delayed but not denied.
Said he: “Following the decision of the National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, I will appeal the decision of the tribunal at the Court of Appeal.
“The PDP candidate, Ohaubunwa, is not popular among the people and as such, my victory in the national assembly poll as landslide