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Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Set Ablaze in Enugu [Video]

Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Set Ablaze in Enugu [Video]

Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Set Ablaze in Enugu [Video]

The Labour Party’s candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial district in the upcoming 2023 Election, Oyibo Chukwu, was killed on Wednesday evening.

This online news source is aware that Oyibo Chukwu, the senatorial candidate for the Labour Party and lawyer, was allegedly attacked upon his return from a campaign outing.

Oyibo Chukwu was said to have been burnt inside his car, though the exact number of passengers is still unknown. This incident happened on February 22, 2023, in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area.

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, said that the gunmen shot him inside his vehicle with five other people with him and set the car ablaze.

“It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze.

“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state and are afraid they may lose Saturday’s election.”

Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Set Ablaze in Enugu [Video]

Morris Monye, a member of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, also confirmed the attack in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday evening, February 22, 2023.

The former Presidential aspirant tweeted: “Information about the attack is still very sketchy but a top Labour Party member has confirmed the attack on Oyibo Chukwu but said he should not be quoted until the family speaks.

“News is filtering in that LP Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East, Chief. Bar Oyibo Chukwu has been shot and killed. The vehicle he was traveling in was set ablaze.

“He was growing in popularity

Oyibo Chukwu

“His opponents are Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP) and Ada Ogbu (APC).”

Watch the moment Labour Party Senatorial Candidate, Oyibo Chukwu was set ablaze

Also, it was learned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nnaji, was attacked at the same location as the Labour candidate.

Meanwhile, Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the attack on Oyibo Chukwu is coming a few days before the 2023 Election slated for Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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