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ABIA NORTH RE-RUN: Don’t go to tribunal, you’ve no case, Ohuabunwa tells Kalu

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—SENATOR Mao Ohuabunwa, who was sworn in for the second time,  Wednesday, by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, after winning a re-run election for Abia North Senatorial district,on March 12, has advised former governor of Abia State,Orji Uzor Kalu, not to head for the election tribunal.

Ohuabunwa said going to the election petition tribunal by Kalu, who came second in the contest would be a waste of time because the former Abia governor had no genuine case arising from the contest.

He said contrary to the claim by the former governor that he was short-changed, he (Ohuabunwa) evidently won the election, adding that he would defeat Kalu at the tribunal if the former insisted on going ahead to the court to seek redress.

This was even as he raised alarm over a fresh plot by his opponents in the election to use the judiciary to truncate his victory at the poll.

Speaking to newsmen,in Abuja,Ohuabunwa said there were high- level gang-up by some of his opponents in the last rerun to truncate his victory again.

He however   expressed confidence in both the judiciary and INEC.

Senator Ohuabunwa, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases, also told journalists how the activities of some compromised collation agents deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC, almost marred the poll result.


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