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Abia North youths wants Orji kalu’s seat declared vacant

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Abia North youths vanguard, ANYV, has called on the Senate president Senator Ahmed Lawan,to immediately declare vacant, the seat of Senator orji uzor kalu, following the expiration of the constitutional one-third legislative days of absence from sitting.

The group in a press statement argued that since the embattled senator who has been in prison custody since December 5, 2019 following his conviction by a Lagos federal high court on an N7.2 billion fraud charge has been absent from the Senate, his seat ought to have been declared vacant.

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According to the statement signed by comrade Sunday kalu and uchechukwu orji, president and secretary of the youth respectively, kalu has breached section 68f of the 1999 constitution which recommends that the seat of a lawmaker declared vacant if he or she is absent from sitting for than one-third of the legislative days in  year .

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