The Nigerian senate has confirmed that its convicted Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, senator Orji Uzor Kalu will received his full salaries and allowances in prison until the Supreme Court backs the judgement issued by the Federal High Court days ago.
Nigerian Senate’s spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki said that though the Senator representing Abia North won’t be performing any legislative function from prison, he is still a sitting senator.
“He is still a senator. This is the first court. The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level.
“All his entitlements will be paid. There is no cause for alarm. In fact, even if Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final.”