2023: Prominent Southeast PDP Lawmaker Loses Bid for 5th Term

2023: Prominent Southeast PDP Lawmaker Loses Bid for 5th Term

  • On Sunday, May 22, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party conducted its primary elections for the positions of the State House of Assembly and of the House of Representatives
  • A member of the House of Representatives, Pat Asadu, lost his return ticket to the national assembly in 2023 to a former chairman of the PDP, Engr. Vitta Abba
  • However, Hon. Cornelus Nnaji, Enugu-East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency and Hon. Offor Chukwuegbo, Enugu-North/Enugu-South Federal Constituency won their return tickets

Pat Asadu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives, has lost his bid to return to the national assembly in 2023.

On Sunday, May 22, the legislator representing Nsukka/Igboeze south federal constituency was defeated at the party’s primary election in Enugu state, The Cable reports.

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The lawmaker lost his return ticket to a former chairman of the PDP, Engr. Vitta Abba.

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Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu got 2 votes only out of 111 votes. Photo credit: Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu
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Hon. Pat Asadu's journey from 2007 till date

From 2000 until 2006, he served as commissioner for land and housing, science and technology, health, agriculture, environment, and special duties in Enugu state.

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Having first been elected to the house of representatives in 2007, Asadu was seeking to return to the national assembly for the fifth time.

The votes

With only two votes, Asadu finished third in the election held in Nsukka LGA of the state.

Vita Abba won the contest with 91 votes, while Clinton Isiwu came second with 11 votes.

Chinedu Onu, the returning officer, said three other hopefuls — Chidi Obetta, Aniegbulam Ezeugwu and Chukuemeka Asogwa — got one vote each.

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According to the election committee chairman, 111 delegates participated in the exercise, but four of the votes were voided.

The winner, Engr. Vitta Abba speaks

After he was declared winner, Abba said his constituency stands to benefit if he eventually gets elected in 2013.

Abba said:

“This victory is a victory for PDP; victory for justice and victory for democracy in our constituency. I thank all delegates and the party for finding me worthy to fly the party’s flag in 2023."

2023: Mbaka makes powerful prediction on who will be governor in top Nigerian state

According to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual leader of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, on Sunday, May 22, one of his children will emerge as Enugu state's next governor in 2023.

Mbaka made this prediction when a former minister of power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, worshipped at AMEN on Sunday.

The cleric said at the moment he is praying for God to grant the sitting governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, "the wisdom, the grace, the favour to select a man after God’s own heart”.

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2023: Pandemonium as unknown gunmen attack Enugu Assembly aspirant

Meanwhile, reports had confirmed that some unknown gunmen attacked Akaolisa Ogbe an aspirant for a seat in the Enugu state parliament.

It was gathered that eyewitnesses who were present at the scene of the incident confirmed the attack and gave an account of the incident.

Okeke Aruma who identified himself as a witness to the event stated that the unknown fired shots from close range at Mr. Ogbe.

Source: Legit.ng

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