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Labour Party candidates defeat House of Rep principal officers in Abia, Kaduna States

The deputy majority whip of the House of Representatives, Nkirukah Onyejeocha, and the deputy minority whip, Gideon Gwani, have lost their re-election bids to candidates of the Labour Party in their respective constituencies in Abia and Kaduna States respectively.

Onyejeocha, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State lost to Ogah Amobi Godwin of the Labour Party.

Returning officer for the constituency, Barrister Nnoma Nnochiri, declared that Onyejeicha garnered a total votes of 8,752 while Ogah scored 11,769.

In a similar development, Mr Donatus Mathew of the Labour Party has won the Kaura Federal Constituency of Kaduna State. Donatus defeated the minority whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Gideon Gwani.

Professor Elijah Ella, the returning officer who declared the results in Kaura on Sunday, said Mathew polled 10,508 votes while Gwani scored a total of 10, 297 votes.

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