Why we refused to declare Orji Kalu’s seat vacant – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has explained why Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat was not declared vacant while he was in prison.    Recall that the Senate Chief Whip was convicted and sentenced last December for embezzling N7.1 billion of state funds while he was the Governor of Abia State.    Lawan who explained why they refused to declare Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat vacant when leaders from Abia State paid him a courtesy visit, said it was not only extraordinary but “the right and just thing

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Kogi state tribunal dismisses Dino Melaye’s Petition, affirms Smart Adeyemi winner of Kogi West senatorial seat

The Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by Dino Melaye challenging the election of Smart Adeyemi as winner of Kogi West Senatorial re-run election in Kogi State which held on November 16, 2019.   Delivering judgment in the petition today Wednesday, June 10, the tribunal led by Justice Kashim Kaigama, said Melaye failed to prove how the election was rigged in favor of Adeyemi.    Consequently, the petition was dismissed for lacking in merit.   Melaye had

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Protesters storm National Assembly, ask Senate President to declare Orji Uzor Kanu’s seat vacant

Protesters under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Abia North in Abia State, today stormed the National Assembly with the singular request for the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, to declare vacant the seat of the Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.   Kalu who served as the state governor from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007, has been in prison since December 2019 after he and one of his former aides, Ude Udeogo, were found guilty of defrauding the state when he was in office.  

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