Brother of murdered LP Senate candidate, Oyibo Chukwu wins primaries
Kelvin Chukwu, the younger brother of the late Oyibo Chukwu, has won the nomination as the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the Enugu east senatorial district.
Oyibo Chukwu and five of his supporters were killed when gunmen attacked his convoy, with the murder prompting the suspension and rescheduling of the senatorial district election.
In a new party primary held on Sunday, Kelvin Chukwu emerged as the winner, defeating Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji, and Christian Onyeni with 223 votes. Following his victory, Kelvin pledged to continue his late brother's work and bring pride to the people of Enugu East.
He also expressed the family's continued grief and struggle to come to terms with the brutal killing of his brother and his aide. Casmir Agbo, the state party chairman, commended the 231 delegates for their unwavering support and perseverance.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.