The 2023 senatorial election in Enugu East senatorial district of Enugu State has been postponed.
This followed the killing of Barr Oyibo Chukwu, the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections. He was killed Wednesday night at Eke Otu, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
This was confirmed by the state chairman of the party, Hon Casmir Agbo.
He said, “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.
“So the election has been cancelled and a new date will be fixed by INEC.”