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Abia bye election: Orji Kalu’s brother, Mascot emerges APC candidate

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has picked Hon. Mascot Uzor-Kalu because the flag bearer within the coming Aba North and Aba South federal constituency bye-election.

Mascot Uzor Kalu was the Chief of Workers to ex-Governor, Theodore Orji and youthful brother to the present Nigerian Senate majority Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.

DAILY POST remembers that the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has fastened March 27 for the Aba North/South bye-election in Abia State.

Festus Okoye, INEC Nationwide Commissioner, Data and Voter Schooling, disclosed this in an announcement.

The election will fill the emptiness attributable to the dying of Ossy Status, the constituency’s former consultant.

Nonetheless, the Abia APC in a press assertion issued to journalists in Umuahia, by the State Publicity Secretary, Comrade Benedict Godson, on Tuesday, congratulated Mascot Uzor Kalu on his emergence because the get together’s candidate and expressed confidence within the capability of the latter to ship if elected within the inexperienced chamber of the Nigeria Home of Representatives.

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The assertion partly reads, “We’re taking this stand in settlement with the outcomes introduced by the chairman of the electoral and returning officer of the committee, Barrister Bisi Idaomi, who introduced Aba North to be 23,248 and Aba South 23, 977. Hon. Mascot Uzor-Kalu polled 47,825 votes to win the election.

“Standing with the integrity of the committee and the credibility of the correctly carried out election within the 24 Wards of the Federal Constituency, Abia State Chapter of the APC due to this fact makes it clear that henceforth, Hon. Mascot Uzor-Kalu will fly our flag, and we will help him.

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“From the outcomes from the 24 Wards: 12 wards in Aba South and 12 wards in Aba North the place he received with overwhelming majority, Barr Bisi Idaomi declared Hon. Mascot Uzor-Kalu because the winner of the primaries for the by-election approaching the twenty seventh of March.

“The police witnessed it, DSS witnessed it, INEC witnessed it, the state working Committee witnessed it and the expanded exco, Aba North and Aba South Chairmen, different exco members, some Abia APC leaders and members of the press all witnessed it as effectively”.

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