- Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, is opening up on forgiving the people who offended him after gaining freedom
- The chief whip of the Nigerian Senate who was earlier sentenced to prison also called for an urgent reform of Nigeria’s Judicial system
- Senator Kalu was recently released from Kuje prison after the Supreme Court picked a hole in a judgement that convicted him
Almost a week after Orji Uzor Kalu's release from Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja, the former governor of Abia state said he has already forgiven those who offended him while asking for forgiveness from those he has hurt.
According to TVC News, the chief whip of the Senate disclosed this when he received the leadership of the House of Representatives led by the deputy speaker, Ahmed Wase.
The former governor made a case for a reform of the judiciary after his recent experiences, adding that every Nigerian needs to have access to justice. Kalu went on to note that Nigeria’s Judicial system is in need of urgent reform.
Back in December 2019, the former House of Reps member was convicted for alleged looting of N7.65b belonging to Abia state. His conviction was, however, nullified by the Supreme Court while a retrial was ordered.
He was then released around 7.30 pm on Wednesday, June 3, after months of incarceration from the correctional centre in line with the Supreme Court's judgment.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, June 9, officially welcomed Senator Kalu back to the Senate. Lawan had on Thursday, June 4, led other senators to visit Kalu, at his residence.
"Earlier this evening, the leadership of the Nigerian Senate led by the president of the Senate, His Excellency, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan paid a visit to the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu at his residence in Abuja," the Senate posted on its official Facebook page.
Similarly, Femi Gbajabiamila has described prison experience as a wonderful sojourn which can be likened to a "badge of honour" for the politicians.
The House of Reps speaker made this known during a courtesy visit to Senator Kalu upon his release from the Kuje prison Abuja.
Represented by his deputy Ahmed Idris who led other principal officers to the house of the senator, Gbajabiamila said the leadership of the lower chamber is in sympathy with Kalu who he described as a man of destiny.
In other news, it was a show of distress as protesters stormed the complex of the National Assembly calling on the Senate president to declare vacant the seat of Senator Kalu.
The protesters, who came to the assembly complex on Tuesday, June 2, under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Abia North, staged the show of displeasure against the former state governor.
They argued that Abia North senatorial district feels neglected "angry, less optimistic about their future because they have no representation in the Senate."
The protesters wanted Lawan to declare embattled Senator Kalu's seat vacant so that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can conduct another election for the district.
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