Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the 2023 Enugu North Senatorial zone election.
The governor picked the ticket at the primaries of the PDP held on Tuesday at the Nsukka Township Stadium in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state.
The returning officer, Yandev Ammabai, announced that Ugwuanyi polled 299 votes to defeat his closest rival, Eze Godwin who scored 16 votes while Godsmack Ugwu and Okanye Celestine recorded zero votes.
Also former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, won the senatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the Enugu East senatorial seat.
Nnamani who currently represents the district in the Senate beat four others, including the former Chief of Staff in Enugu State, Ifeoma Nwobodo.
Nnamani won a landslide as he polled all the 243 votes cast by the delegates at the primary election held at Agbani.
The primary elections, which witnessed large turnout in different locations was conducted on Tuesday after it was shifted from Monday due to the sit-at-home in the Southeast.