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Labour Party (LP) Senatorial candidate, Oyibo Chukwu

Death of Enugu East Senatorial candidate: Labour Party notifies INEC

By Benson Ezugwu

Enugu, Feb. 24, 2023

The Enugu State Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Casmir Agbo, on Friday confirmed that the party had officially notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the death of its candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial election, Mr. Oyibo Chukwu.

Chukwu was killed by gunmen.

Agbo made this known while giving update on the death of the candidate during an interaction with newsmen.
He said: “I have been in touch with the State Resident Electoral Commission (REC). He advised me on what to do which I did.
“We wrote to INEC through our national office and the Commission, in line with sections (31) and (34) of the Electoral Act.
 Agbo described the death of Chukwu as tragic and unfortunate and condemnable by any well-meaning person who values human life.
He called on relevant security agencies to thoroughly investigate the death of the LP candidate and other politically motivated murders in the state.
“I have informed all security operatives in the state – the Army, the Police, the DSS and Civil Defence,” he said.
According to him, the death of Chukwu would be a turning point in the victory of the Labour Party in Enugu State.
He called on party members not to despair but remain strong and hopeful in the “struggle to reclaim Enugu State.”
 INEC has, in response to the notification, postponed the Enugu East Senatorial District election to March 11, 2023. The INEC National Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced the postponement in Abuja.

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