Sir Kelvin Chukwu, the newly elected Senator for Enugu East Senatorial district has expressed gratitude to the people of his district for electing him to represent them. His victory has a deeper meaning as it represents justice for his slain elder brother, Oyibo Chukwu, according to the senator elect.
Oyibo Chukwu was the party’s candidate for the district in the February 25, 2023 election, but he was brutally murdered alongside his assistant three days before the election – a tragedy which led to the rescheduling of the election by INEC.
Kelvin Chukwu, the younger brother of the deceased, contested in the Labour Party’s primary election and emerged as the candidate for the district.
In his thank you message to his constituents, Kelvin Chukwu stated that his victory is not just a personal achievement but also a victory for justice, the poor and downtrodden and good over evil.
He appreciated Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of his party, the Labour Party leadership, and the Obidient family for their contributions to his success.
Kelvin Chukwu acknowledged the sacrifices made by those who supported him in his struggle for liberation and social justice while promising to represent everyone in his district including his opponents and called for cooperation to achieve success in his new role.
He also thanked INEC for delivering a credible election and urged them to continue resisting compromise in the future.
In dedication to his victory, Kelvin Chukwu also paid homage to his elder brother, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, who lost his life in the struggle for liberation and social justice and prayed for the repose of his soul.
The Senator-elect urged for the process of healing and reuniting the people to begin, and for the Almighty God to grant them the renewed spirit to serve the people well.