Governor Ugwuanyi loses senatorial election to Labour Party
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has lost his senatorial bid to the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the district, Okechukwu Ezea.
Ugwuanyi, a Governor elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is rounding off his second term, contested in the Enugu North Senatorial District election held on Saturday 25 February.
Returning Officer for the election, Chukwuemeka Ubaka, announced the result at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nsukka Local Government Area headquarters on Monday at about 5: 20 a.m.
Mr Ezea, the Labour Party candidate, polled a total of 104,492 votes to defeat Mr Ugwuanyi of the PDP, who came second with 46,948 votes.
The All Progressives Congress candidate for the district, Ejike Eze, garnered 6,816 votes to come a distant third.