Oji suffers humiliating defeat as Chukwuegbo emerges winner
Former Rep member Prince Ofor Chukwuegbo has won the Enugu North and Enugu South Federal Constituency PDP primary election held at Enugu North LG headquarters.
Chukwuegbo 140 votes from Enugu South LG delegates whereas Oji got only 2 votes from same local government.
Chukwuegbo was formally declared winner by the PDP returning officer, Ejike Ugwu having polled a total number of 265 votes to defeat the incumbent Chime Oji who got 14 votes.
Enugu North LG delegates gave Chukwuegbo 125 votes while his contestant got 14 votes.
Speaking after declaring Prince Ofor as winner, the PDP returning officer, Ugwu thanked the delegates for conducting themselves in orderly manner which he said helped for the hitch-free and successful election.
In his speech, the leader of INEC monitoring team, Chief Abuon O. Edor expressed satisfaction for the peaceful conduct thanking the security agents for their untiring efforts to ensure peaceful and orderly election.
“As an observing team, we are happy for the peaceful conduct of the election. We witnessed the free and fair process starting from the accreditation to actual voting”.
Addressing the excited delegates and others shortly after declaring him winner, Chukwuegbo expressed happiness for emerging the PDP flag bearer while thanking the delegates for their love, acceptance and for finding him worthy to serve the constituency again.
He also thanked the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for providing the level playing field for all aspirants adding that the governor has entrenched peace and security in the state.
Meanwhile the primary election which was slated for Wednesday was postponed to today (Thursday) after waiting for the arrival of electoral materials.
It was later learnt that the electoral materials arrived late yesterday due to flight delay from Abuja.