The federal lawmaker representing Enugu East in the Red Chamber, Chimaroke Nnamani, has reacted to his defeat to the Labour Party candidate, Kevin Chukwu, in Enugu.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu, described Obidients, supporters of Peter Obi of the Labour Party as ignorant, poor and dirty.
He blamed himself for not winning re-election to the 10th Senate.
“My mistake, I blew it. Allowed my disdain for the dysfunctional Nigerian elite to get to me. Could not stand their kerfuffle. Will pursue a different paradigm next. They are my folks, ignorant, poor, and dirty. Live in face me, I face you home. I love them, 50k votes. Huge #Chimaroke”, he posted.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, the LP candidate, Chukwu, clinched the seat after polling 69,136 votes to defeat Nnamani, who scored 48,701.
DAILY POST reports that the election was held on Saturday, following the murder of former LP standard-bearer Oyibo Chukwu, days before the February 25 elections.