Late Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, the assassinated Labour Party candidate of Enugu East Senatorial election has been replaced with Kelvin Chibuzor Chukwu the younger brother of the late candidate for the rescheduled Enugu East Senatorial election.
Kelvin Chibuzor Chukwu emerged as the party’s flagbearer after defeating Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji and Christian Onyeni during the party’s primary election to replace the deceased candidate.
Kelvin Chukwu, who scored 223 votes while other contestants scored nil, vowed to fulfil his late brother’s dreams and make the Enugu East Senatorial Zone proud.
On his part, the Chairman of the Labour Party in Enugu State, Chief Casmir Agbo, praised the 231 delegates drawn from the 77 wards in Enugu East Senatorial zone for their resilience and support.
Recall that Barr. Oyibo Chukwu was set ablaze and assassinated in Enugu two days to the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Subsequently, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled the senatorial elections in the zone and rescheduled the polls for the 11th of March, 2023.