Kelvin Chukwu, the younger brother of Oyibo Chukwu, has emerged the candidate of Labour Party for Enugu East Senatorial District election scheduled for March 11.
Oyibo, who was the LP’s candidate for the district, was assassinated along Amaechi-Agbani Road, Enugu days before the elections on February 25.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the election over the murder of the senatorial candidate.
Announcing the results in the presence of two INEC observers on Sunday in Enugu, the National Vice Chairman (South-East) of Labour Party, Innocent Okeke, said that Chukwu scored 223 votes and his rivals did not score any vote.
Chukwu defeated Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji and Christian Onyeni to emerge the party’s candidate.
Earlier, the Chairman, Labour Party in Enugu State, Casmir Agbo, praised the 231 delegates drawn from the 77 wards in Enugu East Senatorial zone for their resilience and support.
The Member-elect, Enugu North and South Federal Constituency, Chimaobi Atu, expressed joy that the delegates unanimously elected Chukwu to fly the party’s flag on behalf of his late elder brother.
Responding, Chukwu promised to fulfill all the dreams of his late brother and make Enugu East Senatorial Zone people proud.
He added that the family is yet to recover from the death of Chukwu and his personal aide.