Senator representing Abia North, Orji Uzor Kalu, says all his constituency projects were being executed while he was in prison.
The former Abia state governor spent six months in Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja after he was sentenced to 12 years in jail – a judgment the supreme court later nullified.
Odunews.com had earlier reported how the ex-governor received a hero’s at his hometown in Abia state.
Senator Kalu said his incarceration serves as a source of motivation and has gingered his desire to work for the people of Abia North and the State in general.
Speaking with reporters at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, during the week, the Senate Chief Whip, pointed out that dividends of democracy to the people of the Abia North zone remained unaltered in spite of his confinement.
He said, “Go to Abia North, you will see that it is a huge construction site. The 19 road projects I attracted to the zone are executed unhindered till today. It has not happened before in any senatorial zone of Abia State.
“Development projects will continue to be executed as long as I serve the people in whatever capacity. I will continue to offer my services to the people. I’m a homeboy who loves my people and my people love me”.
Orji Kalu was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.
Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu on a 39 count of fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
However, Justice Amina Augie who led a seven-man panel of Supreme Justices held that the trial Justice Mohammed Liman Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction.
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