The senator representing Enugu East senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, Sunday, accepted defeat and congratulated Labour Party’s Kevin Chukwu who was victorious.
The senatorial election in the senatorial zone was rescheduled to March 11 following the killing of LP’s senatorial candidate, Barr Oyibo Chukwu, who was killed on 23rd Feb, two days before the senatorial polls. Oyibo’s brother, Kelvin, contested the LP’s primaries, and won to fly the flag of Labour in the rerun.
Senator Nnamani, in his congratulatory message, said the outcome of the election reflected the wishes of the majority of constituents, adding that ‘the people have spoken’.
According to him, “The result of the election is in tandem with the rave of the moment in the South East zone who have identified with Labour Party . A contrary result would have negated the trend.
“I wish the Enugu East senator-elect a successful tenure in the upper legislative chamber.”
He also told his supporters to remain calm and accept the outcome of the election in good faith.
Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, is a US-trained foetal surgeon. He is the chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/ NEPAD.