The Senate President David Mark and Governor Gabriel Suswam on Sunday picked the ticket to represent the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 senatorial election in Benue State.

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Incumbent senator, Chief Barnabas Gemade, withdrew from the race, allowing Suswam to pick the senatorial slot.

Mark picked the ticket to contest the 2015 poll in his bid to return to the Senate for a record fifth time after his opponent, Chief Mike Onoja, withdrew from the race.

Meanwhile, deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Sen. Gilbert Nnaji Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, have won the PDP primary to contest the 2015 senatorial election in Enugu state.

Ekweremadu won the Enugu-West senatorial seat after his opponent; Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State withdrew from the race in the primary conducted in Enugu on Sunday.

Nnaji, representing Enugu-East senatorial zone was returned after he secured 231 votes of the 247 accredited votes.

Nnaji?s opponents in the election, former Minister of Information, Mr Frank Nweke (Jnr) secured two votes, Mrs Ifeoma Nwobodo the former Chief of Staff to Gov. Chime, came last with one vote.

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Source: persecondnewd.com

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