#NigeriaDecides2023: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Loses Senatorial Bid To Labour Party Candidate, Okechukwu Ezea
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has lost his senatorial bid to the Labour Party candidate, Okechukwu Ezea.
Ugwuanyi, who is rounding off his second term as governor, is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Enugu North Senatorial District election held on Saturday 25 February.
The Returning Officer for the election, Chukwuemeka Ubaka, announced the result at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nsukka Local Government Area headquarters on Monday at about 5: 20 a.m.
Ezea, the LP candidate, polled a total of 104,492 votes to defeat Ugwuanyi of the PDP, who came second with 46,948 votes.
The All Progressives Congress candidate for the district, Ejike Eze, garnered 6,816 votes to come a distant third.
Ubaka, a professor, said Ezea was declared the winner in the exercise because he “justified all the requirements of the law” having scored the highest number of votes in the election.
KanyiDaily recalls that Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade had also lost his bid to return to the senate upon the completion of his tenure as governor.