After spending six months in jail on allegations of corruption the former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, returned to the Senate on Tuesday.
The Senator spoke with journalists shortly before entering the Senate Chamber, to attend the plenary of the National Assembly.
The governor who was full of excitement said he was glad to be back to work and effectively represent his constituents in Abia North.
Senator Kalu, a two-term former governor of Abia State, had been serving a 12-year sentence following his conviction on December 5, 2019, by Justice Mohammed Idris, for embezzling N7.65 billion belonging to the Abia state government.
However, the Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, nullified his conviction and ordered a retrial on the ground that Justice Idris gave the judgment without jurisdiction.
Senator Kalu was released on June 2, 2020, from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja following an order by the Federal High court.