Kalu Reacts To Tribunal Ruling On His Election


The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has reacted to the tribunal judgment which validated his victory in the election for the Bende federal constituency of Abia State.

Kalu in his reaction, said the position of the tribunal has vindicated him.

He also expressed gratitude to the judiciary for recognizing that he followed due process and other extant laws to validate his name, adding that his confidence in the judiciary to do justice to issues at all times remains unwavering.

The Deputy Speaker further expressed gratitude to the people of Bende federal constituency for trusting him with their votes.

“I have never doubted the ability of the judiciary at any level to do justice to issues. My confidence in them has always been unwavering.

“It has, once again, vindicated me on this matter and also upheld my mandate as the elected representative of the people, in this case, Bende federal constituency of Abia State. I am grateful,” Kalu stated.

Recall the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State on Tuesday upheld the victory of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu at the polls.

The three-man panel of the tribunal in its ruling, dismissed the petition by the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Frank Chinasa, seeking to nullify the electoral victory of Kalu.

The three judges of the panel in a unanimous judgment read by the tribunal chairman, Justice Samson Gang dismissed the Chinasa’s petition for lack of merit.


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