We‘ll invoke doctrine of necessity to replace Orji Kalu in Senate – Constituents

The people of Abia North might opt for the invocation of the ‘Doctrine of Necessity’ to seek the removal and replacement of their senator, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who is currently in prison custody.

Kalu was last week sentenced to 12 years in prison following his conviction on N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering charge by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The former Governor’s legal team had hinted it would appeal the judgment which has since sparked controversy over the fate of his constituents.

There have also been calls in some quarters for the Senate President to declare the seat of the Senate Chief Whip vacant to pave the way for a fresh poll to elect his replacement.

But in a swift reaction, the Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring Kalu’s seat…



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