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Ekweremadu returns to Senate for record fifth time

Ekweremadu returns to Senate for record fifth time

Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu has won the National Assembly election held on Saturday to continue as a lawmaker in the Senate.

Ekweremadu who represents Enugu West Senatorial district has been at the federal upper legislative chamber since 2003.

Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to beat his closest rival, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 15,187 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof Douglas Nwagbo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) announced the results in Awgu on Sunday.

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Reacting to the victory on his twitter handle, the lawmaker said “I was again returned in a landslide victory by the people of Enugu West. I polled a total of 86,088 votes to beat my closest rival, Mrs. Ibekaku-Nwagwu, of APC, who polled 15,187 votes. I’m not taking this for granted. I indeed feel very humbled and I give all the glory to God.”

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