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See Why INEC Postpones Election


See Why INEC Postpones Election

The Enugu East senatorial election, which was originally planned for tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, 2023, has been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This online news source reports that the murder of the Labour Party candidate for office, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, was a direct cause of the election’s cancellation.

Touchaheart News earlier reported that Chukwu and five other people were set ablaze as they were returning to Enugu city. Hon. Casmir Agbo, the chairman of the Labor Party in the State, called the candidate’s death shocking.

Speaking to reporters at the party’s secretariat, the chairman of the Enugu Labour Party claimed that the LP had written to INEC to notify it of Chukwu’s defeat.

“INEC advised us and we met and wrote to INEC Abuja through the National Headquarters in line with Sections 33 and 34. The party has 14 days to nominate another candidate for substitution.

“In line with the Electoral Ect, we have done what we ought to do and yesterday INEC cancelled the election. We will hold our primary election in the next 14 days.

“So the election has been cancelled and a new date will be fixed by INEC.”

The Enugu Labour Party Chairman insisted that contrary to claims in some quarters, the Senatorial candidate was assassinated.

“Someone who was shot in his vehicle and set ablaze.

“They planned it; the man was coming back from his village Amuri and they double crossed him at Amechi. They shot him in his car alongside other occupants and poured fuel in his vehicle and burnt it. So it wasn’t an accident or armed robbery; nothing like that. It was well planned and executed.

“He was murdered. Oyibo Chukwu was murdered by assailants. Investigations are still on but the party sees it as a political murder.

“His death will not deter the party; it will rather act as a boost. We won’t lose another person, but we shall win this election in a landslide victory.

“Enugu East belongs to the Labour Party. Enugu State belongs to the Labour Party. Killing somebody will not deter us.”

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