for Orji Uzor Kalu’s during his time in jail was denied by Senate President,
Dr. Ahmad Lawan yesterday.
the fact that the Senate’s efforts to preserve Kalu ‘s seat and position were
delegation of thought leaders appreciated the Senate and its leadership for
demonstrating their concerns about Kalu during his prison term.
Lagos court convicted him of fraud committed between 1999 and 2007, and
sentenced him to 12 years in prison in December 2019.
eventually returned to the Senate following the judgment of the Supreme Court,
which overturned his conviction on the grounds that the trial judge lacked
in the Senate could convince us that someone should sit in Abia North because
it was not vacant.”
seat remained his seat until he had exhausted all possible opportunities.
Whip, like the Chief Whip. Until he was released, Deputy Chief Whip continued
to play that role.
Nevertheless, we felt that the best thing to do was to hold his position,
before his decision was reached.
have been premature, unfair and unfair because it was in that situation.
We’ve done what’s right, just, what’s needed.
leaders for their union and understanding amongst them and their supporters in
his speech on the bi-partite composition of the group.
time the kind of unity, understanding and desire for a two-party state forward.
to them. You need good governance from us. You want better life and you have a
lot of business people, particularly in the state of Abia. We want their
companies to expand and do well.
following much easier to remain together and cooperative, so that it is very
possible to hit the promise land, “said Lawan.
delegation, said that the visit would benefit the senate and lead the
ex-Governor in his concerns.
Senate for that. It’s something that is greatly appreciated by the entire Abia
State and the South East Indeed.”