The Enugu East Senatorial Zone election, scheduled for March 11, has had a replacement candidate appointed for the Labour Party. Kelvin Chukwu, the younger brother of the late Oyibo Chukwu, emerged victorious in the party's by-election primary held on Sunday in Enugu with 223 votes. He defeated three other rivals, Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji and Chinyeaka Ohaa, who did not score any votes. Innocent Okeke, the LP National Vice Chairman (South-East), announced Chukwu as the new flag bearer of the party for the senatorial zone.
Oyibo Chukwu was assassinated on February 22, just 72 hours before the presidential and National Assembly elections. He was killed along the Amaechi-Agbani Road within the Enugu metropolis at about 7:20 p.m. while returning from a campaign. The LP state Chairman, Casmir Agbo, commended the 231 delegates drawn from the 77 wards in the senatorial district for their resilience and support during the primary.
Kelvin Chukwu promised to fulfill all the dreams of his late brother and make the people of the district proud. He acknowledged that the family was yet to recover from how his elder brother was gruesomely shot and burnt alongside his personal aide. The LP National Vice Chairman (South-East), Innocent Okeke, declared Chukwu the new flag bearer of the party for the Enugu East senatorial zone scheduled for March 11.
The Enugu East Senatorial Zone election is an important one for the people of the district. It is an opportunity for them to elect a representative who will fight for their interests and make their voices heard in the Senate. The late Oyibo Chukwu was a promising candidate who had a good chance of winning the election. However, his untimely death has left the district with a void to fill.
Kelvin Chukwu's emergence as the new LP flag bearer is a testament to the resilience of the Chukwu family. It shows that they are determined to carry on the legacy of their late brother and continue his fight for the people of the district. Kelvin Chukwu has big shoes to fill, but he has promised to do his best to make his brother proud.
The LP by-election primary held on Sunday in Enugu was a peaceful one. There were no reports of violence or intimidation. The LP National Vice Chairman (South-East), Innocent Okeke, praised the conduct of the primary and the 231 delegates who participated. He expressed his confidence that the LP would emerge victorious in the Enugu East Senatorial Zone election scheduled for March 11.
The Enugu East Senatorial Zone election is one of the many elections scheduled to take place in Nigeria this year. It is an opportunity for the people of the district to exercise their democratic right and elect a representative who will fight for their interests. The late Oyibo Chukwu may be gone, but his spirit lives on in his younger brother, Kelvin Chukwu. Kelvin Chukwu has promised to make his brother proud and fulfill all his dreams. The people of the district will be watching closely to see if he can deliver on his promise.
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