By-election: Former MP Okolie emerges as LP’s Ebonyi South senatorial candidate

By-election: Former MP Okolie emerges as LP’s Ebonyi South senatorial candidate


Linus Okorie, a former member of the House of Representatives who represented Ohaozara, Onitsha and Igbo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, has emerged as Labor Party LP’s Ebonyi South senatorial candidate.

Mr Okorie contested the same senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections but lost to former Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, who later resigned to become Minister of Labor.

He emerged as the winner in the primary election held at Amuro/Mugbom Community Primary School Ground in Afikpo North Local Government Area, the headquarters of the senatorial district.

Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Comrade Ayo Ololufemi, who declared Okorie the winner, said three candidates participated in the primaries.

He noted that Mr. Okolie won with 40 votes against Mr. Nwabueze Ogo Eze’s 10 votes and Mr. Fred Okereke’s 7 votes.

In a statement signed and made available to reporters in Abakaliki, the Labor Party’s national chairman, Juras Habre, said the primaries were being monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Source: dailypost.ng

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