N7.2 Billion alleged fraud: APC reacts to Supreme Court verdict dismissing Senator Kalu’s conviction

The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Abia state, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Also nullified was the judgement against his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government.

The apex court ordered their fresh trial at the lower court.

Benedict Godson, the Abia Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia on Friday, expressed enthusiasm over Senator Kalu’s freedom, stressing that the Senate Majority Chief Whip would not relent in his avowed commitment and determination towards ensuring dividends of democracy get to the doorsteps of the people of Abia North Senatorial district.

According to APC, “His constituents have cried for so long, Abians have cried for so long, Nigerians have cried for so long and today, God decided to hear all of us and set this great man free. We say glory be to God for his love.

“Recounting his profile and achievements will only be meaningful to the ears of a child born today, because his name is as popular and famous as water which is the most popular thing on earth”.

“It’s obvious everyone still remembers he is the Chief Whip of Nigeria Senate and two-term Governor of our great state Abia. His freedom is not for him. It’s a freedom for Nigeria. Many people have been praying, fasting and waiting for a day like this, because they know that his freedom brings fresh air into the lives of many families.

“Here in Abia, today(Friday) should have been a festival of joy in our streets if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. I bet you that even the trees are rejoicing, because the man of the people is free. We are never surprised or shocked with what the Supreme Court did by quashing the erroneous judgement that convicted and sentenced our leader to 12 years imprisonment”.

The party added, “It’s also not surprising that the apex court took a unanimous decision where a seven-man panel of Justices agreed that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted him.

“This is another breakthrough for a man whose path is filled with honour and respect. He’s a man whom God has blessed from birth and no man can curse him”.


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