Supplementary Election: LP Candidate, Eze Wins Oji-River Constituency In Enugu State
The candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the Oji-River constituency, Osita Eze has been declared the winner in the supplementary election held on Saturday. I
Naija News gathered that the election was held at Oji-River Central School Polling Unit, Registration Area/Ward 11 which had 2,489 registered voters.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Eze winner of the supplementary election with 108 votes (at the supplementary election) and already with over 300 votes outstanding (during the March 18 election) ahead of other contestants.
Eze defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jeff Mba who secured 118 votes (at the supplementary election).
The spokesperson of the Labour Party in the state, Mcginger Ibeneme said that it was a hard-fought victory for the Oji River people as well as the beginning of their total political emancipation.
Ibeneme said the people of Oji River and by extension, the good people of Enugu State had clearly affirmed that they want genuine change and people-centred representation that would carry everybody along.
He said, “We were brutalised and were not allowed to even campaign for the supplementary election by thugs, even as I was singled out and brutalised during the supplementary election, yesterday, as some of the opposition saw me as the leader of the political tsunami in Oji River.
“Our people and supporters were also intimidated by some thugs and misguided security agents working for the PDP but they stood their ground and stuck out their necks waiting for the worst. But at last, Oji River people are liberated.”
He said the people of Oji River are currently celebrating the victory of the Labour Party, the party of hope and genuine change, which won in all five elections in the council area, starting from the President, Senate, House of Representative, Governorship and now State House of Assembly.