JUST IN: PDP senator dumps party after losing re-election
MOUTHPIECE NGR gathered that a federal lawmaker representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is coming hours after the former Enugu governor lost his senatorial bid to the Labour Party candidate, Kevin Chukwu
According to the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, the LP candidate clinched the seat after polling 69,136 votes to defeat Nnamani, who scored 48,701 votes.
The election was held on Saturday, following the murder of former LP standard-bearer Oyibo Chukwu, days before the February 25 elections.
In reaction to the outcome of the election, Nnamani, in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said after consultations with his associates and constituents alike.
He had decided to quit his membership of the party on account of irreconcilable differences with the national leadership of the PDP.
Nnamani also reaffirmed his acquaintance with the President-elect Bola Tinubu and promised to continue to partner with him.