•Report by Kamil Opeyemi
Following the murder of the Labour Party (LP)’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Oyibo Chukwu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended election in the district earlier slated for Saturday, February 25, 2023.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, the election in the senatorial district which covers four local government areas has been moved to March 11, 2023.
Yakubu said the postponement became necessary with the murder of the Labour Party (LP)’s senatorial candidate for the district.
He said the Labour Party has reached out to the electoral body to convey its intention to provide a replacement and go ahead with the poll at the new date.
Chukwu and his personal assistant were assassinated on Wednesday when hoodlums attacked them and set their vehicle ablaze in Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu.