The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Enugu East senatorial election over the death of Labour Party’s candidate, Oyibo Chukwu.
INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, announced this during a media briefing at the national collation centre in Abuja, on Friday.
According to him, the election in the senatorial district earlier slated for Saturday, February 25, 2023, has been moved to March 11, 2023.
Yakubu said the postponement of the election in the senatorial district, which covers six local government areas, became necessary with the murder of the Labour Party’s candidate, Chukwu.
He said Labour Party 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 was killed and set ablaze at Amechi Awkunanaw, in Enugu South Local Government Area on Wednesday, after gunmen opened fire on his convoy.
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