Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Osita Eze of Labour Party (LP) has been declared winner of Saturdays supplementary election for Oji River State Constituency of Enugu State.
Eze defeated the incumbent, Jeff Mba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the rerun of the election in just one polling unit; Central school Oji-River which had 2489 registered voters.
INEC had on March 18 declared election in the polling unit inconclusive due to irregularities and the margin of lead was less than the number of registered voters.
Meanwhile, at the of the rescheduled April 15 election, the Labour Party candidate garnered one hundred and eight (108) votes while the PDP’s candidate polled one hundred and eighteen (118) votes.
With the results, the PDP failed to write off the deficit of over 300 votes which the Labour Party was leading with after the March 18th polls.