Court dismisses suit seeking to declare 25 Rivers Assembly seats vacant

Justice Okogbule Gbasam of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed the suit seeking to vacate the seats of the 25 lawmakers, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   In a judgment delivered today June 10, the court held that the lawmakers are still members of the Peoples Democratic Party after the claimants failed to provide proof as required by law that the  defendants are members of the

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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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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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