Tribunal nullifies election of Orji Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu

The National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal has nullified the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly.

The tribunal sitting in Umuahia ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in polling units where votes were cancelled during the senatorial election.

The three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election in eight wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area and several polling units in Ohafia and Isukwuato LGAs.

Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples democratic Party (PDP) who petitioned the tribunal, described the election as “excess electoral fraud and broad daylight robbery” challenging the victory of Orji Kalu.

Kalu, who was former Abia State governor until the annulment was the Senate Chief Whip.

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