Labour Party (LP)’s Kevin Chukwu has clinched the Enugu East senate post, defeating incumbent Chimaroke Nnamani of the Peoples Democratic Party (LP).
Kevin polled 69,136 votes to defeat Chimaroke, a former governor of the state who scored 48,701 votes.
The election was conducted on Saturday after it was moved from February 25 due to the death of the former LP flagbearer Oyibo Chukwu.
Oyibo Chukwu was murdered a few days before the presidential and National Assembly elections with his younger brother – now senator-elect – replacing him for the contest.
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The NNPP candidate scored 1,019,602 votes to defeat his closest contender, Nasir Gawuna of the APC who polled 890,705 votes.
The PDP expressed dissatisfaction with the results.
Two other persons were injured in the attack and authorities say all the victims were Chinese workers.
The state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Muhammad Garba, made the announcement in a statement issued Monday morning.
The former Kano governor is calling for fairness as his party leads, based on the 44 LGA results announced.