By Charles Onyekwere
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has picked the ticket to contest for Enugu North Senatorial District seat to in 2023 general elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The governor picked the ticket at the primaries of the PDP held on Tuesday at the Nsukka Stadium in Nsukka Local Government Area. Announcing the results, the returning officer, Yandev Ammabai, said Ugwuanyi polled 299 votes to defeat his closest rival, Eze Godwin who scored 16 votes while Godsmack Ugwu and Okanye Celestine recorded zero votes.
The primary election, which witnessed large turnout of supporters of all the aspirants, was conducted on Tuesday after it was shifted from Monday due to the Mondays’ sit-at-home in the South-East.
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Ugwuanyi is seeking to replace Chukwuka Utazi, the incumbent senator representing the District. Enugu North Senatorial District consists of six of Local Government Areas: Nsukka, Udenu, Igbo-Eze North, Igbo-Eze South, Igbo Etiti and UzoUwani.