A former governor of Abia State, who is now the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged his political associates, followers, members and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress not to make derogatory statements against any member of the three-member panel led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo.
He called on them to be cautious of their utterances for the sake of nation building.
He spoke against the backdrop of the call for supplementary election in some polling units in the Abia North Senatorial District by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Panel sitting in Umuahia.
The Senator stated this while addressing a group of Abuja- based professionals from Abia State on Sunday,
He noted that the judiciary must be accorded due respect by Nigerians regardless of party affiliation.
He added that the Appellate Court, would correct the undoing of the tribunal on his case.
Kalu emphasised that the rule of law must be respected at all times.
He said, “I am aware of the controversies the ruling of the panel has generated.
“However, I am appealing to our people to thread with caution for the sake of peace and harmony.”