Tribunal sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, declares rerun in fresh poll

Tribunal sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, declares rerun in fresh poll
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

The National Assembly Petitions tribunal sitting in Abia state has declared the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu null and void.

Kalu represent Abia North senatorial district in the National Assembly and was elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The tribunal on Monday nullified his election and declared it void. It however ordered that a rerun be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A former Senator, Mao Ohuabunwa, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had petitioned the emergency of Kalu in the 2019 National Assembly elections.

Ohuabunwa had challenged the victory of Kalu and asked the tribunal to declare him winner.