Jubilation in Igbere over Supreme court verdict on Kalu, others react

Sat May 9th, 2020 - Abia

It was jubilation at Igbere, the hometown of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday, following the reversal of the lower court’s verdict that sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment on December 5, last year for allegedly defrauding Abia State of N7.6billion during his eight-year reign as governor of the state.

Reacting to the development, the traditional ruler of his Umusi-Igbere autonomous community, Eze Eme Ogbu, said: “We are excited, jubilating and looking forward to receiving him. We thank those that worked towards effecting the verdict.”

An Igbo enthusiast, Ken Onwu, described the judgment as a rekindled hope for Igbo presidency in 2023.




source: Guardian