Sen Orji Uzor Kalu denies disenfranchising Abiriba community in NASS election


Senator representing Abia North senatorial district, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu says he has no hand in the alleged disenfranchisement of the people of Abiriba in Ohafia local government area in the February 25 National Assembly elections.

The lawmaker says the allegation that he accused Agboji and Ameke communities in Abiriba of being sympathetic to the agitations of IPOB, hence voters did not come out to exercise their civic right is false and unfounded.

The former Abia governor’s response comes after a group Abiriba Communal Improvement Union (ACIU) insists that Sen. Kalu’s alleged comment was instrumental to why they did not vote on election day over fear of being attacked.

ACIU in a paid newspaper advertorial said Sen. Kalu’s alleged comment caused INEC not to deploy its officials to the community, which according to the union eventually disenfranchised some of their people.

The community in the paid advert severally contradicted itself. At some points, it claims INEC…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper