The senator representing Abia North, Chief Mao Ohuabunwa, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday expressed shock over the Appeal Court’s nullification of the March 2015 election declaring him winner.
The Court had ordered a repeat of the Abia North Senatorial election, saying that the process was marred by irregularities.
Reacting to the development in a chat with The Guardian, Ohuabunwa expressed the optimism that his constituents would again give their mandate for his return to the Senate at the repeat election. By the court judgment, the embattled senator will again face former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu of the Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA) and Dr. David Ogba Onuoha-Bourdex of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Ohuabunwa who had served two terms in the House of Representatives, counseled voters in Abia North to insist on electing somebody that already had legislative experience and specifically urged them to consider what he referred to as his effective representation during which he said he sponsored many bills. (The Guardian)