Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
A serving Senator Representing Imo East Senatorial District, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, was on Thursday night defeated by a former House of Representative member, Uche Onyeagocha, at the just concluded PDP senatorial primaries held at Aladimma hall in Owerri.
The results announced by the coordinating chairman of the election, Ameachi Onowu, showed that Onyewuchi lost having scored 110 votes and Onyeagocha won the senatorial ticket after polling 134 votes.
Also, the member representing Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency, Bede Eke lost his battle to return to the House of Representatives. He got 22 votes and Albert Agulanna, scored 31 votes to win the ticket.
In Imo West Senatorial District, a former House of Representative member, who represented the Nwangele/Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre Federal Constituency, Jones Onyeriri, won with 228 votes, to defeat his closest rival Thank God Ezeani, who polled 118 votes, while Jerry Alagbaso got 57 votes.
The results of Ideato North and South Federal Constituency were also announced with Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere winning with 71 votes. Tony Abili came in second with 4 votes.