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Select-Elect, Orji Uzor-Kalu.

Former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect, Abia North Senatorial District,  Dr. Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dedicated his victory in the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections to Abians.

Kalu of the APC pulled 31, 201 votes while the incumbent Senator Mao Ohuabunwa of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and Chief David Ogba of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 20, 801 and 11,410 votes respectively.

Stressing that his victory in the poll is a testament to the robust goodwill he (Kalu) enjoys among the electorate.

While expressing gratitude to Nigerians for their support before, during and after the poll, the front-line politician promised to sustain his philanthropic gestures across the country.

According to Kalu, the people of Abia North will enjoy qualitative, responsive and robust representation during his stint as senator representing Abia North senatorial zone.

In a statement issued on Sunday and signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, the former governor, urged his co-contestants in other political parties to join hands with him in advancing the cause of Abia North Senatorial zone.

He said, "the people of Abia North senatorial zone came out en-masse to cast their votes for President Muhammadu Buhari, my good self and other APC candidates in the presidential and national assembly elections.

"I salute the courage, boldness and patriotism displayed by the electorate in choosing their preferred candidates.

"The people of Abia North senatorial zone had been deprived of qualitative representation for many years. 

 "I will use my network of contacts and political dexterity to uplift our communities.
"The challenges facing our people have been diligently articulated with possible solutions highlighted.

"Having served in different capacities in the public sector, I will bring to bear my experience in discharging my duties.

"Politics is not a do-or-die affair and as such I will adopt as always an all- inclusive and participatory approach in my legislative responsibilities.

The former governor, while commending the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, the media, international and local observers, civil society organizations and other stakeholders for ensuring a  hitch-free and credible poll, promised to live up to expectations.

Kalu equally applauded chieftains and members of the APC for demonstrating maturity despite the provocation and intimidation by the People's Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that the ideals of the APC are based on genuine leadership and good governance...

The Senator-elect also used the opportunity to call on the electorate to vote for Chief Uche Ogah and other candidates of the APC in the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections. 

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