- Tribunal has sacked the senator representing Abia North, Orji Uzor Kalu
- Until his sack, Kalu was the Senate chief whip
- Fresh election has also been ordered in the senatorial district by the tribunal
The election of the Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, into the Senate, has been nullified by the National and state Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Abia state.
Daily Trust reports that Kalu, who represents Abia North at the red chamber, lost his seat on Monday, September 9.
Legit.ng gathered that the tribunal, however, ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North senatorial district.
It would be recalled that until the tribunal's pronouncement, Kalu, a senator under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was inaugurated alongside other federal lawmakers for the 9th National Assembly.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the election of the member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikwo/Ezza south federal constituency, Lazarus Ogbee, was cancelled by the tribunal in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
It was reported that while delivering the judgement on Monday, September 9, Justice Sika Henry Aprioku, declared Chinedu Ogar of the APC, as the winner of the poll.
Ogar had contested the results of the election in court, insisting that his votes were erroneously reduced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in wards like Ikwo and Onueke in Ezza.
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