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JUST IN: INEC postpones Enugu East senatorial election to March 11

JUST IN: INEC postpones Enugu East senatorial election to March 11


The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has shifted the conduct of senatorial election in Enugu East following the death of the Labour Party LP candidate

The election would now hold alongside the governorship polls on March 11, 2023.


The development followed the death of Labour Party (LP) candidate in the Enugu East senatorial race, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, on Wednesday.

Recall that the Labour Party’s Enugu East senatorial candidate for Saturday’s national assembly elections was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

This unfortunate event occurred just three days before the elections.


Also, speaking on the development, Enugu State Labour Party chairman, Hon Casmir Agbo, told journalists that following the death of Chukwu, the party wrote the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.

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

“In line with the Electoral Act, 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,” Agbo said.


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