Rev (Mrs) Jemima Ola Kalu, the Executive Secretary of Orji Uzor Kalu foundation on Sunday hosted a thanksgiving service at the St Peter’s Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria, Umuahia Parish, Abia State.
Rev Jemima Ola Kalu said she made a vow to God over the legal suit filled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the Chief whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged fraud.
Candidreporters.com recalls that the federal high court in Abuja, on September 29, 2021 barred EFCC from retrying Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, on allegations fraud.
The well attended thanksgiving service event had party faithfuls and supporters as well as stakeholders of OUK Foundation, OUK Movement and OUK Speaks.
While addressing newsmen about the event, Rev Ola Kalu expressed resounding joy over the verdict of the federal high court.
Rev Ola Kalu said the genesis of her joy and the thanksgiving ceremony was because she made a vow to hold a thanksgiving with friends and family if the verdict favours her principal, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
In her words: “I made a vow and I entered into a convenant with my God that if the EFCC judgement of 29th September should go in favour of our principal, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, I will come here with my friends and family to thank God. God answered our prayers”.
Rev Ola Kalu also urged all Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s Supporters to remaining committed and keep hope alive.
“Only God made it possible for Senator Orji kalu to scale through EFCC hurdles.
“It is only God that answered our prayers, no man did it for us”. Ola Kalu said with tears of joy.
According to Dr Chidia Maduekwe, a party faithful of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) also expressed joy on the purpose of event.
“God is faithful, and today is the gathering of those who are faithful, so we are here to celebrate his faithfulness in our lives as have seen through the miracle he has done on our leader”.Dr Chidia said.
The EFCC had prosecuted Kalu alongside Ude Udeogu, a former director of finance and accounts with the Abia state government, and Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on 39 counts of alleged fraud involving N7.1 billion at a federal high court in Lagos.
Delivering judgment , Inyang Ekwo, the judge, held that the supreme court in its judgment did not specifically order that Kalu should be retried.
“He cannot be retried safe with an order of the supreme court,” the judge held.