The victory of a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor-Kalu, in the 2019 senate elections has been affirmed by a Court of Appeal.
The court in a judgement delivered on Thursday, November 7, dismissed an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for the Abia North senatorial district, Mao Ohuabunwa against Kalu’s victory.
Reacting to the decision of the appellate court, Uzor-Kalu said he has nothing to say but to give all thanks and glory to God Almighty. The former governor in a tweet personally signed and tweeted by him on his official Twitter page also thanked all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under which platform he contested for the election.
He also appreciated the support of many Nigerians and the perseverance of his supporters throughout his legal battle. Uzor-Kalu said that the judgement of the Appeal Court has delivered the mandate of the people which has been reassured.
The senator said: “We emerged victorious at the appeal court today. I have nothing to say, other than to give God all the glory & to thank all our supporters for their perseverance throughout this journey. The mandate of the people has once again been reassured.-OUK.”
We previously reported that the senatorial election tribunal for Abia state had on Monday, September 9, sacked the former governor as the senator representing Abia North senatorial district. The tribunal in its judgment also ordered a fresh election for the National Assembly polls.
Also reacting to the tribunal judgement, the former governor said if given the opportunity for a fresh election, he would emerge victorious against Ohuabunwa 20 times. Uzor-Kalu said: “I have already issued a statement that in Abia north we are not losing sleep. If we do that election 20 times, Buhari, our president, our senatorial district – my seat and the governorship candidate seat is intact, we will always win it. It is a fundamental error that they may have to call for a supplementary election in some units.”