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Orji Kalu Reveals Real Reason He Was Handed 12-Year Jail Term

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Orji Uzor Kalu

The Former Governor of Abia State, who is also the Senate’s Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has made a shocking revelation why he was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday found the ex Governor guilty of 7.65 billions fraud and he was sentenced 12 years in jail.

Revealing why he was sentenced, he said, it is all because of 2023 General Election. This according to the statement he made while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers, he said ‘2023, here we come’.

Justice Mohammed Idris also convicted and sentenced the former Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment, while his co- convict a former Director of Finance in Abia State Government House, Udeh Jones Udeogu, was also sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Justice Idris sentenced Kalu, to five years imprisonment each from counts one to 11 and three years each from counts 23 to 33.

He was also sentenced to 12 years each, from counts 34 to 38 and five years on count 39.

The total sentence is 133 years imprisonment, but he would be serving 12 years.

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  1. Makanjuola Adigun Muhammed.

    December 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    All hail Biafra

  2. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    What role will you play in 2023? Go and serve your sentence

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Presidency Replies Ebere Ihedioha For Saying She Is Solidly Behind Her Husband

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The special aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie has sent a reply to Ebere Ihedioha, wife of erstwhile Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, after she said she’s strongly behind him following his removal as Imo Governor by the Supreme Court.

Recall that Ihedioha was sacked from office following a judgement of the apex court on Tuesday which reinstated Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the State.

Reacting to Supreme Court’s ruling, the former first lady, Ebere Ihedioha had written on micro-blogging site, Twitter:

“My Love, my Partner and my Friend . Nkem ! # IGotYourBack ”

In an apparent reply to Ebere’s message to her husband, Lauretta Thursday morning tweeted:

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“When men play dirty games, its their women who pick up the pieces.

Ebere Ihedioha, wife of Emeka Ihedioha, Former Governor of Imo state, is in that situation now and doing just that.

Awww, Bless.

#WomenAreStrong

#GodBlessWomen” 

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Ihedioha: PDP To Protest Supreme Court’s Verdict On Imo

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Uche Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Friday proposed that PDP National Executive Committee members embark on a protest against the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the PDP Imo State governorship candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, as the duly elected governor of Imo State.

Speaking during its ongoing emergency NEC meeting in Abuja, Secondus said the proposed protest was to impress it on Nigerians that injustice had been done to the party.

He stated that the mandate given to the party by the Imo electorate had been snatched from the party.

According to him, the declaration of the Imo State candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Hope Uzodinma, as the Imo State Governor is a miscarriage of Justice.

He said though the ultimate justice would come from God Almighty, the aggrieved PDP leaders must speak out against injustice as their silence would be taken for consent to the alleged injustice.

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Furthermore, the Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubrin, said he dressed as a warrior in Igbo attire to depict that Nigeria is at ‘war.’

According to him, the alleged injustice in Imo was not only done to the PDP but to all Nigerians.

He stated that the party had not recovered from the alleged injustice.

He said, “Nigeria is getting to an end if we continue this way.”

Also, the 2019 PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the PDP and the G34 fought and brought democracy to Nigeria.

He said, “Our party governed very well from 1999 to 2015. As true democrats, we handed over party to the ruling party, hoping that it will deepen democracy, alas we have been disappointed.”

Atiku called for the constitution of a committee to review what happened at the last election and make necessary recommendations.

He said the roles of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies should not be taken for granted.

According to him, taking them for granted would be the end of the struggles of the founding fathers of the party.

“It is our duty to reincarnate the struggles they made that brought the democracy that APC is enjoying,” Atiku submitted.

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I Remain Anambra South Senator — Ifeanyi Ubah

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Ifeanyi Ubah says he has not been sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district.

Ubah, in a telephone interview with Punch correspondent in Abuja, on Friday, said the FCT Court only refused to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction.

He explained that Justice Bello Kawu ruled on an application to vacate an earlier judgement of the court on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and asked the parties to proceed to the Appeal Court.

He said, “The reports of my sacking from the Senate is not correct. I remain the substantive Senator representing Anambra South.”

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