An INEC official pronouncing Sen. Utazi winner of yesterday’s primary election
By Favour Ben
The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial Zone at the National Assembly, Chukwuka Utazi has again emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial primary election for the zone held yesterday.
Senator Utazi casting his vote during the primary election held yesterday
The Senator, who won the party’s ticket with a landslide victory for the second term was unopposed. Utazi was unanimously voted by delegates present at the event.
Addressing CRISPNG and other journalists shortly after he was declared winner of the election, Utazi described his victory at the polls as overwhelming, noting that he was shocked by the decision of people of Nsukka and the State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to unanimously endorse him second term unopposed.
“I feel humbled. I feel like shedding tears that somebody like would be re-elected to represent the good people of Enugu North Senatorial Zone at the National Assembly for the second time in 2019 unopposed. I feel honoured. I want to thank my Governor, Ifeany Ugwuanyi under whose stewardship I am working. I cannot thank Nsukka people enough because if I earlier been told that I will contest for the Red Chamber of the National Assembly unchallenged, I won’t believe that dream, but it has come to pass. I am so happy.”
Utazi, exchanging pleasantries with some INEC officials at the election venue
The Senator went to reiterate his commitment to justify the people’s trust in him by ensuring he delivers democratic dividends during his second time.
“I tell Nsukka people that having done this to me, the rest of my life is for them. I will work hard to fulfill my mandate to them.”
He unveiled his plans to attract federal government’s projects to the Zone, adding that he was also committed to creating employment opportunities and generally improve the standard of living in the area.
“Expect a high record that those who will come after us will find difficult to match,” he added.
The Senator addressing journalists shortly after he was declared winner of the election
The results of the primary elections held yesterday were as follows:
No. of delegate ——–1118
Total Accredited votes: 1079
No. of Valid Votes: 1065
No. of Invalid votes: 14