Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been declared winner of Enugu West Senatorial District contest .
With his latest victory, Ekweremadu whose popularity among his people has been on the steady increase , will be returning to the red chamber for the fifth time .
Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to humiliate his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored paltry 15,187 votes.
The Returning Officer, Prof Douglas Nwagbo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) announced the results in Awgu on Sunday.
Wawa News Global reports that Ekweremadu has set an unprecedented record in the political history of the South East geopolitical zone being the first person to be elected into the Senate for the fifth time.
In his post election reaction ,the Deputy Senate President said he was humbled by the result .
He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections.
Ekweremadu also thanked the good people of Enugu West for reposing confidence in him and for their continued support.
He assured that the zone would witness more democracy gains in his fifth term while urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections.
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