The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri  has upheld the judgment of the National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal, Umuahia, Abia state which validated the election of Mao Ohuabuwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected senator for Abia North. 
The court dismissed the appeal of the former Abia Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu, who was the candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA. 
The National Assembly Tribunal had in September dismissed the petition filed by Uzor Kalu for lack of merit.

In Enugu, the State Police Command is calling on criminals to relocate from the state.
The command spokesperson Ebere Amaraizu disclosed this during the parade of suspected criminals in the state.
They were arrested by operatives of special anti-robbery squad (sars) Nsukka zone.