Emmanuel Okewulonu on Saturday emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries for Imo North Senatorial by-election.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Imo North Senatorial by-election has been slated for October 31, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Chuba Oramisi, the chairman, PDP National Electoral Committee, while announcing the results, said Mr Okewulonu polled 609 votes, while his closest rival, Patrick Ndubueze, got 27 votes.
He further stated that the total accredited voters was 659, with 23 votes voided and the total valid votes was 636.
He commended Mr Okewulonu for his emergence while also applauding the delegates for their peaceful disposition.
NAN reports that the primaries was monitored by INEC.