Fresh trouble for jail Abia state ex gov Orji Uzor Kalu

Fresh trouble for jail Abia state ex gov Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu, the jailed former governor of Abia, could be in for another challenge as a top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, Chief Charles Ike, is asking the Senate to declare his seat at the National Assembly vacant.

Kalu, a member of the Senate, has been in prison since 2019 following the ruling of a court on allegations of corruption while in office as governor.

Ike said his seat should be declared vacant since he is serving a jail term and cannot, therefore, carry out his functions as a senator.

The Nation quotes the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as reporting that Ike spoke in Umuahia, the capital of Abia state, on Saturday, February 22.

He argued that with the prison sentence of Kalu, his constituents are living in the dark while other areas of the state are enjoying adequate representation.

He also revealed that the constituents are already putting plans in place to recall Kalu from the Senate.

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