Former Enugu governor Chimaroke Nnamani loses Senate election

FORMER governor of Enugu State, and leader of the Ebeano political group, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has lost his bid to return to the Senate.

He lost to the Labour Party candidate, Sir Kelvin Chukwu.

Chukwu polled 69, 136 to beat Nnamani of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 48, 701 votes.

The LP candidate replaced his brother, Oyibo Chukwu, who was murdered few days to the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.




     

     

    The former Enugu State governor has been enmeshed in several controversies in the build up to the election.

    He was listed as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the just concluded 2023 presidential election, despite being a PDP senator.

    As a result, he got himself into trouble as the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP expelled him from the party.

    But he was able to contest the Senatorial election through a court ruling, after he challenged the PDP’s decision to withdraw him from the poll.

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