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General News of Monday, 23 May 2022


Enugu PDP primary: Bigwigs fall as Reps Deputy Minority Leader lose return tickets

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Notable names in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost their seats after the party conducted its primary elections for the positions of the State House of Assembly and the House of Representatives.

Popular amongst them is Reps Deputy Minority Leader, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, representing Oji River/Awgu/Aninri who lost his seat to Anayo Onwuegbu.

In the Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Pat Asadu lost his seat to a former chairman of the PDP, Engr. Vitta Abba. His shock defeat comes after the people of the Nsukka Local Government Area opposed his fifth term bid.

Efforts to reach Asadu from Sunday evening, through Monday morning, on his mobile number have been unsuccessful, according to Daily Post.

However, Hon. Cornelus Nnaji, Enugu-East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency and Hon. Offor Chukwuegbo, Enugu-North/Enugu-South Federal Constituency won their return tickets. Hon. Martin Oke, Igbo-Etiti/Uzo- Uwani and Hon. Simeon Atigwe, Igbo-Eze North/Udenu also won their return tickets.

It was a different scenario in Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency where a serving lawmaker, Hon. Dennis Amadi also lost his ticket. It was the Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Hon. Festus Uzor, that had his way. Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeilo also contested for the position.

Some of the results for the House of Assembly include: Udenu LGA, Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah, a serving local government chairman, Igbo Eze North Constituency 2, Hon. Clifford Obe, Igbo Eze North Constituency 1, Hon. Mrs Ngozi Ezeja, Igbo Eze South Constituency, Hon. Vitus Okechi, a serving local government chairman, Igbo-Etiti East, Hon. Ezenta Ezeani, Igbo-Etiti West, Engr. Chukwuebuka Ugwu.

Others are: Nsukka East Constituency, Barr. Christiana Onah, Nsukka West Constituency, Amos Amadi Agbo, Uzo Uwani State Constituency, Hon. Chukwuma Ekweme.

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