The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, has expressed joy over Friday’s judgement by the Supreme Court, that voided the conviction of the Senate’s Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, for fraud.
The State Chairman of the party, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, said in an interview in Umuahia, the State capital, that the judgement has exonerated Kalu from the alleged N7.65 billion fraud.
“The party is very happy that the Apex Court has set Kalu free. He can now go back to the Senate to continue to serve his Constituency, Nigeria, and humanity in general.
“With this judgment, the Supreme Court has shown that the Judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.
“The victory has brought joy to our party, Abia North, the entire Abia people, and Nigerians of good conscience and justice”, Nwankpa said.
He further stated that the party envisaged the victory, “because we know that Kalu has a genuine defence”.
Also, Kalu’s Media Aide, South-East, Maduka Okoro, expressed profound gratitude to God over the judgement.
Okoro said that the judgement is in the interest of the nation’s democracy and justice.
“The judgment proved that Kalu is innocent of the allegation of fraud, and an indication that truth and light shall triumph over darkness and injustice.
“It further shows that the Judiciary is the last hope of the common man”, he said.
Okoro noted that the victory would enable Kalu to return to the Senate and continue to pursue the execution of the over 20 developmental projects he attracted to his Constituency.
“We are happy, all Abia people, the old, young, and little children on the streets, and entire Nigerians, are jubilating over the development.
“We know that God will use Kalu to change the face of democracy in Nigeria”, he stated, while thanking the nation’s Media for “their objective coverage of the legal process”.