Anxiety over Enugu East PDP senatorial primaries

By NBF News

Palpable anxiety hovers over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Enugu State over the non-release of the results of Enugu East senatorial primaries held on Tuesday last week. Already, results have been announced for the PDP Enugu West and Enugu Central senatorial primaries as the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu won his party's ticket for Enugu West, while Frank Ugwu clinched the Enugu North slot.

However, party big wigs have frozen the results of the closely contested battle for the Enugu East seat which Mr. Gilbert Nnaji was believed to have won.

Nnaji, a member of the House of Representatives, defeated five other contestants after garnering 766 votes out of the 1,636 votes cast during the primaries.

According to the result sheet, with the Code PD004/NA/2010, 1,636 accredited delegates participated in the exercise.

The result sheet made available to journalists disclosed Ambassador Dan Harry and Chief C.O.C Egungbe as electoral officers.

Nnaji, who came second in the contest, won 719 votes, while the other contestants, namely, Professor David Ngene recorded one vote and Chief (Mrs) Anike Nweze five votes, to come a distant third in the contest. Both Dr. Sam Ngwu and U. Nwabueze McDaniel garnered two votes each.