The People’s Democratic Party candidate and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has been declared winner of Enugu West Senatorial District for the fifth time in Saturday Presidential/National Assembly elections.

Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress APC who scored 15,187 votes.

The Returning Officer Douglas Nwagbo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka announced the results in Awgu. The victory, Ekweremadu holds the senatorial mandate for the 5th time.

Reacting to the development, the deputy senate president said he was humbled by the result because it was the first time a senator would be voted the fifth time in Nigeria.

He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections.