Ekweremadu
Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Enugu West Senatorial District.

Ekweremadu polled 690 votes to beat his closest rival, Isaac Okah, who got 84 votes in the senatorial primary conducted at the Enugu West.

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Another aspirant, Ogochukwu Onyema, polled 61 votes to come third, while Uche Onyekwelu and Oscar Egwuonwu polled 22 votes and five votes, respectively.

Speaking after emerging winner, Ekweremadu commended his co-contestants for joining the race, noting that he had absolutely nothing against those who contested against him.

He said: “This is the true spirit of democracy and, as a person, I like peaceful contests.

“I salute and urge them to join hands with me to ensure that the PDP works as a family to win the main election and continue to deliver quality representation to our people.

“I will continue to be fair and equitable to all.”