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ENUGU: LP replaces slain senatorial candidate with brother ahead of March 11 elections

KELVIN Chukwu, the late Oyibo Chukwu’s younger brother, has emerged as the Labour Party candidate for the March 11 Enugu East Senatorial Zone election.

Recall that Oyibo was assassinated along Amaechi-Agbani Road in Enugu at around 7:20 p.m. while returning from a campaign, on February 22, 72 hours before the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Chukwu yesterday in Enugu won the LP senatorial nomination with 223 votes in a by-election primary conducted, defeating three other candidates.

Those who contested the ticket alongside him were Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji, and Chinyeaka Ohaa.

The LP National Vice Chairman (South-East), Innocent Okeke, yesterday in Enugu, announced the primary election results in the presence of two Independent National Electoral Commission observers, saying Chukwu received 223 votes while his opponents received none.

LP and APC both claim superiority in Delta Okeke, therefore, Chukwu has been named the party’s new flag bearer for the Enugu East senatorial zone election on March 11.

Earlier, Casmir Agbo, the LP state chairman, lauded the 231 delegates picked from the 77 wards in the senatorial district’s for their tenacity and support.

Chukwu responded by promising to achieve all of his late brother’s aspirations and to make the people of the district proud.

He added that the family was yet to recover from how his elder brother was gruesomely shot and burnt alongside his personal aide.

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