The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila stated the jail expertise for any politician is a “badge of honor”.
AllNews had stated that the Federal Supreme Courtroom in Lagos final week ordered the discharge of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Correctional Middle. This got here after the Supreme Courtroom in Nigeria overturned Kalu’s conviction and ordered the Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Courtroom to reassign the case for a brand new trial..
The previous governor of Abia was convicted by the Lagos Division of the Federal Supreme Courtroom on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud of N7.65 billion. He was convicted of defrauding the federal government of Abia State the place he was governor for 8 years along with his firm, Slok Nigeria Restricted.
The Speaker, who was represented by Vice President Ahmed Idris Wase, spoke when he led the Home’s chief officers to go to Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu, who was just lately launched from the Nigeria Correctional Middle in Kuje, Abuja.
He stated the management of the Home was at Kalu’s home to sympathize with him for his incarceration and urged the previous governor of Abia State to take his expertise as a life lesson and put all the pieces earlier than God. .
Wase stated: “We’re right here to sympathize with you about what occurred and your incarceration. As a politician, I would like you to take it as one in all these items.
“First, we congratulate you and arrange you to place all the pieces earlier than God and imagine that it’s a part of future.
“My boss, the late Chief Solomon Lar, instructed me to not be afraid, as a politician, of going to jail. He instructed me that going to jail is a badge of honor.
“Should you’re a superb politician, it’s important to be keen to style the jail expertise as a result of it’s going to are available many dimensions.
“This has occurred to us a number of occasions previously once we had been chased and humiliated, and it has requested us to be resolute and to deal with the problems as they had been.
“He recalled how he was sentenced to greater than 90 to 150 years in jail. He instructed us that as a pacesetter, there may be all the time a trial that may very well be handed.
“As our chief, we would like you to understand what God has completed for you; work for the constructive growth of our Iranian judicial system; use it for the curiosity of humanity.”