The Labour Party shows numerical strength among the incoming members of Enugu State House of Assembly following a resolution and a rerun.
Enugu Metro checks show that INEC resolved the two disputed seats in Igbo-Eze South and Udenu State Constituencies in favour of Labour.
The run-off elections in Oji River also reportedly favoured the Labour Party candidate.
Incidentally, the PDP candidates in Igbo-Eze South and Udenu were kitchen cabinet members of the Ugwuanyi Administration.
They are also incumbent Local Government Chairmen of Igbo-Eze South and Udenu LGAs respectively.
The duo, Vitus Okechi (Igbo-Eze South) and Solomon Onah (Udeni) served as commissioners in the administration before they contested and won election as local government chairmen.
Okechi served in three Ministries, namely, Transport, Youth and Sports, and Housing. Onah was Land & Urban Planning Commissioner, as well as helmsman at the Commerce & Industry Ministry.
Together with Gov Ugwuanyi himself and ex-Gov Chimaroke Nnamani, these were regarded as the most significant losses for the administration.
The losses may also signal the end of the Ugwuanyi era in Enugu State politics.
Labour 14 – 10 PDP
Here is the final tally for the incoming Enugu State House of Assembly members:
|2||Awgu North||Ene, Jane Chinwendu||PDP||F|
|3||Awgu South||Nwankwo, Anthony||PDP||M|
|4||Enugu East I||Okoh, Osita||LP||M|
|5||Enugu East II||Ugwu, Raymond||LP||M|
|6||Enugu South I||Ngene, Bright Emeka||LP||M|
|7||Enugu South II||Ugwu, Obiajulu P||LP||F|
|8||Enugu North||Ani, Johnson Samuel||LP||M|
|10||Igbo-Etiti East||Ezeani, Ezenta||PDP||M|
|11||Igbo Etiti West||Amuka, Williams||LP||M|
|12||Igbo Eze North I||Eze, Ejikeme||LP||M|
|13||Igbo Eze North II||Obe, Clifford Nnaemeka||PDP||M|
|14||Igbo Eze South||Ogara, Harrison||LP||M|
|15||Isi Uzo||Eze, Gabriel Lebechi||LP||M|
|16||Nkanu East||Mbah, Okechukwu||PDP||M|
|17||Nkanu West||Aniagu, Iloabuchi||PDP||M|
|18||Nsukka East||Ezugwu, Onyekachi||LP||M|
|19||Nsukka West||Onyechi, Malachy Okey||LP||M|
|20||Oji River||Eze, Ignatius Osita||LP||M|
|21||Udenu||Ijere, Obinna Anthony||LP||M|
|22||Udi North||Ugwu, Calistus Uche||PDP||M|
|23||Udi South||Aneke, Okechukwu||PDP||M|
|24||Uzo Uwani||Ekwueme, Chukwuma||PDP||M|
This story is updated with the following additional information and corrections:
- Hon. Vitus Okechi also served briefly as Commissioner for Youth and Sports and is incumbent Chair of Igbo Eze South LGA.
- Hon. Solomon Onah is equally incumbent Chairman of Udenu LGA.
- The winner of Udi South Constituency election is Hon. Okechukwu Aneke, whose name originally appeared in the Aninri column
- The winner for Aninri Constituency is Hon. Magnus Ede.
Enugu House of Assembly members, 2023-2027, updated