TRIBUNAL NULLIFIES ELECTION OF SENATE CHIEF WHIP ORJI KALU
Written by thereachfm on September 10, 2019
The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions
Tribunal sitting in Umuahia have nullified the election of the
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, for Abia North Senatorial
Delivering its judgment on Monday, a member of the three-
member tribunal, Justice I.P.C Igwe, said that the petitioner,
Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, successfully proved his allegation of
substantial non-compliance with the electoral guidelines.
Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had
approached the tribunal to nullify the election of Kalu, who
contested the Feb. 2019 election on the platform of the All
The tribunal sitting in Umuahia the Abia State capital, ordered a
rerun of the election.
According to the tribunal, the election is expected to take place
within the next 90 days in some wards in Ohafia, Arochukwu,
Isuikwuato, Nkporo and Bende LGAs.