A non-governmental organisation, the Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK) Foundation, has celebrated its founder’s victory at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal.
The Director-General of the Foundation, Rev. Mrs Kalu Jemaimah, in a statement on Friday, described the judgement as a true reflection of the will of the constituents.
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia had on Tuesday upheld the victory of Sen. Orji Kalu (Abia North)in the February 25 polls.
”Our movement worldwide gratefully thank God on the victory of our founder, distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu at the election tribunal on September 12.
“God is great and awesome. Congratulations most distinguished excellency for a victory well deserved.
“God will continually bless, protect and give you more victories,’’ Jemaimah said.
A three-man panel ,led by Justice Samson Paul-Gang, in its unanimous ruling had dismissed the petitions of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Mao Ohuabunwa and Labour Party’s Nnamdi Iro for lack of merit.
Kalu, who currently presides as the Chairman Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He scored 30, 805 votes to defeat Iro and Ohabunwa, who came second and third respectively.
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