The lawmaker representing Isiala Mbano state constituency at the Imo House of Assembly was dealt a humiliating blow at the PDP primaries held on Saturday. Iwunze had hoped to secure the PDP ticket for the House of Representatives elections but was stopped in his tracks by a new comer in the game, Obinna Onwubariri.
Since the results came in, his constituents home and abroad have taken to social media to celebrate the lawmaker’s humiliating defeat.
Comrade Ihezie Chima Sledge wrote:
THE END OF SIMON IWINZE IS HERE FINALLY. THE SELFISH AND SELF CENTERED LAW MAKER, REPRESENTING MY CONSTITUENCY IN THE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WAS EARLIER TODAY DEFEATED BY A 36 YEAR OLD NEW COMER IN THE KEENLY CONTESTED OKIGWE NORTH FEDERAL HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PRIMARIES. THIS IS THE END OF A BAD ERA IN OUR CONSTITUENCY. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE DEFEATED YOU TODAY
Here are some of the reactions that greeted news of his defeat.