Kelvin Chukwu, younger brother of late Oyibo Chukwu has been elected as the new Labour Party (LP) candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District.
Gunmen opened fire on Oyibo Chukwu’s convoy at Amechi Awkunanaw in Enugu South LGA on February 23. He was then set ablaze. Report also stated that five of his supporters in the car were also killed in the incident.
Following the murder of Oyibo, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the suspension of the election for the senatorial district and rescheduled it to March 11.
In a fresh party primary conducted on Sunday, Innocent Okeke, LP’s south-east chairman, declared Kelvin Chukwu as the winner.
Kevin Chukwu secured 223 votes to defeat Uchenna Ogbodo, Chinedu Nneji and Christian Onyeni.
Speaking after the announcement, Chukwu promised to fulfil the dreams of his late brother and make the people of Enugu East senatorial district proud. He also stated that the family is yet to recover from how Oyibo was gruesomely shot and burnt alongside his personal aide.