- Richard Ngene, a former member of the APC, has declared interest in the Labour Party (LP)’s ticket for the Enugu East senatorial seat
- Ngene who joined the LP in the buildup to the 2023 general elections is seeking the ticket following the death of the party’s candidate, Oyibo Chukwu
- The LP chieftain said he is joining the race in a bid to retire Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, the PDP candidate for the election, from politics
Enugu – Richard Ngene, a former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, has declared interest in running for the Enugu East senatorial seat on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
Ngene defected from the APC to the LP in the buildup to the 2023 presidential election and backed the party’s flagbearer, Peter Obi.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 25.
However, the commission postponed the senatorial election for Enugu East following the killing of the candidate of the Labour Party, Oyibo Chukwu.
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Ngene is seeking to replace Chukwu as the LP candidate.
“I want to retire Chimaroke from politics,” Ngene told calabargistblog.com.ng as he shared a poster indicating his readiness to contest the LP primary for the senatoral election.
One of the major candidates in the senatorial election is Chimaroke Nnamani, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate and the incumbent senator representing the district in the National Assembly.
Ngene said he is ready to defeat Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu state, in the election and retire him from politics.
He added that he wants to avenge the death of the late Chukwu and the only way it can be done is by retiring Senator Chimaroke from Nigerian Politics.
APC senatorial candidate for Enugu East defeats Nnamani in online poll
In another report, the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Enugu East senatorial zone, Princess Ada Ogbu, defeated Nnamani in an online poll.
Hosted by Nigerians Decide, an American-based online election polls company, the poll was published three months ago on November 21, 2022, for public response.
According to information on the site, Ada Ogbu polled a whopping 1395 votes, beating her closest rival, Chimaroke Nnamani by 806 votes.
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