From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
The Arewa Youths for Peace and Securuty has explained the dismissal of forgery suit against Federal House of Representatives spokesman, Hon Benjamin Kalu by a Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia vindicated the lawmaker
National Chairman of the group, Alhaji Salihu Magaji who stated this when he addressed a Press Conference in Bauchi Thursday said “we are very happy that the Abia State High Court dismissed a suit filed against the Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu over allegations of forgery, we know Kalu is a gentleman, hardworking lawmaker, a democrat who means well for the unity of the country”.
According to him, “One Okey Ezeala had filed a suit against the House of Representatives member, alleging name forgery on his academic certifications. He had claimed there was a name discrepancy in the certificates of the legislator, but the judge dismissed the suit and described it as malicious”.
Magaji said the judgment had vindicated the lawmaker and his political opponents were being jittery over the judgement, adding that “Kalu has played his own part and posterity would not fail to place him on the right side of history”.
“A correct gentleman, a detrabilised Nigerian who went to Sokoto, Kano and all northern states preaching the importance of living together in Nigeria under one nation, and he has been working towards the unity of the country in order to achieve sustainable peace and development in the country”.
He said, “Today is a day of thanksgiving and I am thankful to God Almighty and all Nugerians for their unwavering support and solidarity throughout this journey. We thank all. NIgerians”.
While declaring that “Kalu has fought a good fight and posterity will not fail to place him on the right side of History”, he urged Nigerians whether high or low, to always “respect our laws even if heaven will fall”.
He said when the case was lingering in Court for over one year, “we maintained our confidence that he would win because .we know him as a lawmaker who has absolute confidence in the ability of the judiciary to sustain justice especially when the facts speak so clearly for themselves”.