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LP Replaces Slain Enugu Senatorial Candidate With Brother




LP Replaces Slain Enugu Senatorial Candidate, Chuwku With Brother

The Labour Party (LP) has announced the emergence of Kelvin Chukwu as its candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial Zone election slated for March 11.

Naija News reports that Kelvin Chukwu is the younger brother of the late Oyibo Chukwu, who was assassinated on February 22 along Amaechi-Agbani Road within the Enugu metropolis.

The late politician was killed alongside his aide while he was returning from a campaign three days before the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Following the murder of the politician, the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) postponed the conduct of the Senatorial election to March 11.

His younger brother, Chukwu emerged as the LP senatorial candidate during a by-election primary held on Sunday in Enugu with 223 votes to defeat three other rivals.

Announcing the primary election results on Sunday in Enugu, the LP National Vice Chairman (South-East), Innocent Okeke, said Chukwu scored 223 votes to defeat his rivals, who polled no vote.

Okeke, therefore, declared Chukwu as the new flag bearer of the party for the Enugu East senatorial zone scheduled for March 11.

Responding, Chukwu promised to fulfill all the dreams of his late brother and 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.

Earlier, the LP state Chairman, Casmir Agbo, praised the contestants and 231 delegates drawn from the 77 wards in the senatorial district for their resilience and support.

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