Orji Uzor Kalu is Next to Be Removed by Appeal Court- Sen Ishaku Abbo
Senator Ishaku Abbo who was ousted by the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday has said that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who represents Abia North in the Senate will be the next lawmaker to that will be removed by the court.
Abbo made the disclosure in his Abuja residence while speaking to journalists on his ouster by the appellate court.
According to the former lawmaker, the his removal had already been foretold by an insider within the Senate who confided in him that five lawmakers that worked against the emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the President of the Senate were penciled down for removal through the courts.
He said, “I have it from a reliable source and a very highly placed one for that matter, that myself and four other senators within the fold of the ruling All Progressives Congress would be removed from the Senate through rulings from the courts, all because of working against emergence of Akpabio as President of the 10th Senate.
“I won’t mention the names of all the four other ones targeted but the next in line is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.”
FACTSHEET reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Monday ousted Senator Abbo who contested the election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress and subsequently declared Amos Yohana of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the actual winner of the February 18, 2023 National Assembly election in Adamawa South.
Yohanna had approached the Adamawa State Election Petition Tribunal on the grounds that Abbo did not score the highest valid votes. Yohanna contended that the election was grossly characterized by irregularities, alterations, and cancellation of votes in many polling units.
However, reacting to the position of the Appeal Court, Senator Abbo insisted that he won the election because he was the most popular candidate in the election. He maintained that he won Yohanna with over 11,000 votes.
“The court judgment is strange and the judiciary needs to please remain the last hope of the common man,” he reiterated.
He called on his supporters to remain calm as he has accepted the Appeal Court ruling promising that he would bounce back in the next election cycle in 2027.