Tribunal Sacks Senate Chief Whip, Orders Supplementary Election In Abia North

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The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State has nullified the election of Orji Uzor Kalu as the Senator representing Abia North.

The tribunal ordered for a supplementary election within 90 days in eight wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area and several polling units in Ohafia and Isukwuato LGAs.

The February 23 senate elections in those local government areas were cancelled during the senatorial election in Abia North senatorial district.

The three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election while giving judgment in a petition brought before it by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Mao Ohuabunwa, who had challenged the victory of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, in the Senatorial election.

Kalu was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 election.

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