Enugu 2023: Edeoga emerges Labour Party governorship candidate

Former Chairman House Committee on Information, House of the Representatives, Hon Chijoke Edeoga, on Thursday, emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Labour Party in Enugu state.

Edeoga, who was the sole aspirant in the primary held at Top 10 Hotel, GRA, Enugu emerged winner with a total number of 81 votes.

The Deputy National Secretary and the Chairman, Enugu State Governorship Electoral Committee, Prince Kennedy Chigozie Ahanudu, who declared the result of the primary said that Hon Chijoke Edeoga scored the highest number of vote cast during the election.

He said, “A total of 85 delegates were accredited for the primary election. Out of the 85, a total of 81 delegates voted for Hon Chijoke Edeoga.

“By the powers conferred on me as the Chairman of the Enugu State Governorship Electoral Committee, I Kennedy Chigozie Ahanudu, declared Hon Chijoke Edeoga, having scored the highest number of votes cast he is hereby declared the winner of the Labour Party Governorship Primary election in Enugu State.”

The primary election was sequel to the withdrawal of the former governorship candidate of the party, Mr Casmir Agbo from the race.

Earlier, Ahanudu had told the delegates that though there was one aspirant in the primary, however, the party will not impose him on the party, that was why the election was being held.

“We are not going to impose anybody on you. So whoever the delegates elected today will be our choice of governorship,” he said.

In his acceptance speech, Edeoga thanked the party for offering him it’s platform to actualise the dream of freeing Enugu people from political buccaneers.

He promised not to let the party down.

“I have resolved to put Labour Party in all the wards in Enugu State. I will systematically and carefully dismantle Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State. If there is anybody in Enugu State to do that I am the one. I have the knowledge and the capacity to do that.

“I was a founding member of PDP and it was not set to humility the Igbo people. I was a founding members of PDP and close.

“We are going to help PDP to dismantle all it’s structures in Enugu State.

“I assure you that you the vote you cast for me will not be in vain. You have sent me to the market and I will not return empty handed,” he said.

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