- Sen Chimaroke Nnamani has clinched the PDP’s ticket for the Enugu East senatorial district
- He beat out 6 other contenders for the ticket, after polling 601 votes
- In the Nkanu West district, however, option A4 model of voting was adopted, due to a lack of ballot papers
Senator Chimaroke Nnamani was on Wednesday, October 3, declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election for the Enugu East senatorial district.
Nnamani, a former Enugu state governor, polled 601 votes to win the primary election while Dr Chinedu Nneji had 88, Prof David Nkwuo 74 and incumbent Senator Gilbert Nnaji had 69 votes.
Others are Gab Agu, eight votes; Lawrence Eze, 25; and Chief Joshua Mba, four votes, NAN reports.
Legit.ng also gathers that the final election for delegates from Nkanu West adopted option A4 model of voting due to lack of ballot papers.
Abdulrahman Yunusa, the returning officer for the PDP primary in the senatorial zone had on Tuesday, October 2, declared the election inconclusive due to shortage of ballot papers for one of the six council areas that made up the district.
Yunusa, however, said that the polls of the remaining council area would be done on Wednesday morning, when the ballot papers must have arrived.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate president, picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Enugu West senatorial district in the 2019 general elections.
In the senatorial primary conducted at the Enugu-West zonal headquarters, Awgu, on Tuesday, October 2, Ekweremadu polled 690 votes to beat his closest rival, Isaac Okah, who had 84 votes.
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