Ekweremadu wins election, to return to senate for the 5th time
Ike Ekweremadu has been declared winner of the Enugu West Senatorial district. The current deputy senate president would be returning for the 5th time to the National Assembly.
Ike Ekweremadu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the National Assembly elections, polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15,187 votes.
The results were announced on Sunday by Returning Officer, Prof Douglas Nwagbo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
Reacting to the development, Ekweradu stated that he was humbled by the result which makes it the first time a senator would be voted the 5th time in Nigeria. He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the election whichbhe says was smooth and peacefully conducted.