Pat Asadu loses bid to return to NASS for 5th term


A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) house of representatives representing the Nsukka/Igboeze constituency, Pat Asadu has lost the primary election of the party.

Asadu was defeated at the party’s primary election in Enugu state on Sunday in his bid to return to the national assembly for the 5th term.

With only two votes, Asadu finished third in the election held in Nsukka LGA of the state, with Vita Abba, a former chairman of the party in Enugu winning the contest with 91 votes, while Clinton Isiwu came second with 11 votes.

Chinedu Onu, the returning officer, said three other hopefuls — Chidi Obetta, Aniegbulam Ezeugwu and Chukuemeka Asogwa — got one vote each.

According to the chairman of the election committee, 111 delegates participated in the exercise, but four of the votes were voided.

Speaking after he was declared winner, Abba said his constituency stands to benefit if he eventually gets elected in 2013.

“This victory is a victory for PDP; victory for justice and victory for democracy in our constituency. I thank all delegates and the party for finding me worthy to fly the party’s flag in 2023,’’ Abba said.