- Orji Kalu said he is looking forward to rejoining his "colleagues in the Senate as soon as possible"
- The embattled senator and former Abia governor made the bluster after his victory at the Supreme Court
- Kalu, who is representing Abia North at the Senate, was earlier sentenced to jail for 12 years over alleged corruption
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Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, said he is looking forward to rejoining his colleagues "in the Senate as soon as possible" following his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, May 8.
The embattled former governor sailed to a shocking victory as the apex court set aside the court judgment that sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
Senator Kalu, who was jailed in December 2019 over alleged stealing of public funds, described his victory as justice for truth over attempts to bring his political career into disrepute following his release from the prison.
In a statement after his freedom, Kalu who served as Abia governor between 1999 to 2007, boasted he is anticipating his return at the upper chamber.
The lawmaker is representing the people of Abia North in the Senate, running on the platform of the ruling of All Progressives Congress (APC).
"I would like to let it be known that the events of the past five months gave me an added perspective on matters of justice and injustice in Nigeria. I have come to know that the course of justice will not be complete if it stopped at my case.
"I shall be dedicating my time henceforth to ensuring there will be justice for all Nigerians whether they are in Sokoto or Akwa Ibom or in Lagos or Maiduguri or in Jos or Enugu, or wherever they may be.
"I look forward to rejoining my colleagues in the Senate as soon as possible," part of the statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Federal High Court has dismissed the idea that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has no power to investigate the allegation of certificate forgery by the former head of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla.
The suspended president of SPIP, Obono-Obla, had claimed that the ICPC has no constitutional power and was incompetent to carry out the probe on him.
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