…As Deputy Senate President Announces PDP Support For Ugwuanyi in Monday’s Primaries
ENUGU – Innocent Samuel
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has returned unopposed as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Enugu West Senatorial zone in next year’s election.
Ekweremadu, was returned 294 valid votes cast by delegates from all five local government areas in the zone.
Enugu West Senatorial District primary election Returning Officer, Innocent Agbo, who announced the result at Awgu Local Government said Senator Ekweremadu won 294 out of 299 votes, adding that 5 votes were invalid.
The total delegates for Enugu Senatorial District was 315.
The Deputy Senate President used the occasion to announce the decision of the state’s PDP leaders to support Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to emerge as the party flag bearer in Monday’s gubernatorial primaries.
He was full of praise for Chief Anayo Onwuegbu, who dropped his governorship aspiration to enhance the chances of party favorite, Ugwuegbu.
He said: “I would like to thank our brother, Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu who is also from Enugu West like the Governor. He is indeed a gentle man, because we are making peace in Enugu State and we want peace in Enugu State, he too like the governor has decided to sacrifice his gubernatorial ambition so that we can have peace in Enugu State. Ekweremadu said.