PDP maintains control of Enugu state politics
As expected, the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been declared winners of the February 29 local government poll held in Enugu state on Saturday, February 29.
The Chairman of the Enugu state Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), Dr. Mike Ajogwu, SAN, who announced the results on Sunday at the ENSIEC headquarters, Enugu, said the PDP won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats contested in all the 17 Local Government Areas and 260 electoral wards in the state respectively.
He stated that the elections were peaceful, free and fair and in accordance with the electoral acts as well as guidelines and timetable of the commission.
Dr. Ajogwu explained that results of the councillorship election were declared at the ward level by the Ward Returning Officer, disclosing that councillorship candidates of the PDP won in all the 260 electoral wards and were declared winners.
The ENSIEC Chairman, who announced the results of the chairmanship election, stated that candidates of the PDP got the highest number of votes cast in the 17 LGAs of the state, declaring them winners.
Dr. Ajogwu declared the following candidates of the PDP in the 17 LGAs of the state as winners. They are: Hon. Chukwudi Nnadozie (Uzo-Uwani), Peter Andy Omeje (Igbo-Eze South), Hon. Ifeanyi Agu (Udi), Hon. Solomon I. Onah (Udenu), Hon. Barr. Franklin Udemezue (Oji River), Hon. Patrick K. Omeje (Nsukka), Hon.Jacob Abonyi (Isi-Uzo) and Chief Nwabueze Nnamani (Nkanu West).
Others are, Hon. Abel Uchenna Nwobodo (Nkanu East), Hon. Ezekiel Chukwu (Aninri), Hon. Pedro Okwudili Nwankwo (Awgu), Hon. Alex O. Ugwu (Enugu East), Hon. Emeka Onunze (Enugu North), Hon. Chukwudi M. Ani (Ezeagu), Hon. Ejike W. Itodo (Igbo-Eze North), Hon. Mrs. Nkechi Ugwu-Oju (Igbo-Etiti) and Hon. Monday Eneh (Enugu South). “Certificate of Return” was issued to each of them, accordingly, by the Chairman of ENSIEC.
Meanwhile, the PDP has expressed gratitude to the people of the state, especially the electorate, for electing its candidates in all the elective positions, through peaceful and credible exercise.
In a statement by the State Chairman of PDP, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, the party congratulated its candidates for emerging victorious at the polls.
The party also commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for providing an enabling environment for the conduct of the elections, as well as applauded ENSIEC for providing a level playing ground for all the participants, which ensured that the exercise was peaceful, free and fair.
The PDP has held sway in the state since the inception of the current democratic dispensation in 1999.