Brother of slain LP Senatorial candidate wins re-run primary in Enugu

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The younger brother of late Oyibo Chukwu, Kelvin Chukwu, has been elected as the new candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Enugu East Senatorial district.

The Enugu East Senatorial election was rescheduled for March 11 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the death of Barr. Oyibo Chukwu.

Recall that Chukwu was killed and burnt alongside his Personal Aide at Amechi Awkunanaw in Enugu South LGA on February 22, 2023, after gunmen opened fire on his convoy.

INEC therefore announced the suspension of the election for the Senatorial district and ordered the LP to conduct a fresh primary.

In the fresh party primary conducted on Sunday, Innocent Okeke, LP’s South-east Chairman, declared Kelvin Chukwu as the winner.

He secured 223 votes to defeat Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji and Christian Onyeni.

Speaking after the announcement, Chukwu promised to fulfil the dreams of his late brother and make the people of Enugu East senatorial district proud.

Kelvin said the family is yet to recover from how Oyibo was gruesomely murdered.

Casmir Agbo, the State Party Chairman, commended the 231 delegates in the senatorial zone for their resilience and support.


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