INEC Declares LP Candidate Winner Of Enugu Supplementary Election

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INEC Declares LP Candidate Winner Of Enugu Supplementary Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission {INEC} has declared the candidate of Labour Party, Chief Osita Eze the winner of the just-concluded Oji River State Constituency supplementary election, held on Saturday.

The election was held at Oji-River Central School Polling Unit, Registration Area/Ward 11, which had 2,489 registered voters.

Eze defeated the incumbent, Chief Jeff Mba, of the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP}, who secured 118 votes (at the supplementary election).

Reacting, the LP spokesperson, Labour Party in the state, Dr Mcginger Ibeneme said that it was a hard-fought victory for the Oji River people as well as the beginning of their total political emancipation.

According to Ibeneme, the people of Oji River and by extension the good people of Enugu State had clearly affirmed that they want genuine change and people-centred representation that would carry everybody along.

“We were brutalised and were not allowed to even campaign for the supplementary election by thugs, even as I was singled out and brutalised during the supplementary election, yesterday, as some of the opposition saw me as the leader of the political tsunami in Oji River.

“Our people and supporters were also intimidated by some thugs and misguided security agents working for the PDP but they stood their ground and stuck out their necks waiting for the worst. But at last, Oji River people are liberated,” Ibeneme said.

He added that the people of Oji River are currently celebrating the victory of the Labour Party in all the 2023 elections held.

 

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