We will not declare Orji Kalu seat vacant- Senate

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The Senate has said it will not declare the seat of its convicted chief whip, ORJI UZOR KALU, vacant.

The Senate spokesperson, GODIYA AKWASHIKI, disclosed this to newsmen over the weekend.

AKWASHIKI said no provision in the Nigerian Constitution says the seat of a senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

He added that KALU’S seat will not be declared vacant until he has explored all the legal options available to him without success.

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced KALU to twelve years in prison after convicting him of seven point six billion naira fraud.

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