Labour Party candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial elections, Hon Chijioke Edeoga, has congratulated the Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, as well as those successfully elected into the National Assembly in the last Saturday polls.
He said their victory is a victory for the people and thanked them for voting massively for the Labour Party.
He said that the overwhelming support for Labour Party at the elections is proof “that Enugu people are determined to take back their state.”
“I want to congratulate our leader, Mr. Peter Obi, for showing us that the people are the true structure of politics and governance. I want to congratulate our Senator-elect and all our House of Representatives-elect for emerging victorious. Our people spoke with one voice. Our people showed that they are prepared to decide their future and help in rebuilding Enugu State.
“We are very grateful to our people for this overwhelming support. I can’t be prouder of them and Labour Party will do everything possible to reward our people with good governance. Finally, the people have taken back their state,” Edoga said.
Labour Party won a total of 428,640, or 95% of total votes cast for the presidential election, while it captured one of the two senatorial seats up grab in the state. Enugu East Senatorial election will be held at a later date due to the gruesome murder of our candidate, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu. Our party also captured seven out of the eight House of Representatives seats available in Enugu State.
A notable casualty of the sweeping Labour Party victory is the resounding defeat of the incumbent Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, by Barr. Okey Ezea aka Ideke in the contest for the Enugu North Senatorial seat.