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Chukwu’s Murder: INEC Postpones Election By Two Weeks In Enugu

Oyibo Chukwu
Oyibo Chukwu

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has rescheduled the Enugu East Senatorial District Election for 11th March alongside the Governorship and States Houses of Assembly elections.

The election, like other senatorial elections, was scheduled to hold tomorrow, 25 February

The postponement was announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, at a briefing today in Abuja

The postponement became necessary following the killing of the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Oyibo Chukwu, on Wednesday, he said.

It would be recalled that Mr Chukwu was killed on Wednesday evening alongside five supporters who were inside his vehicle.

Mr Yakubu said campaign in the senatorial district can continue until 24 hours before the elections which is now to hold 11th March.

“I expect the party to conduct primaries as early as next week,” he said.

The campaign that ended last night was for presidential and national assembly elections and not for the states and houses of assembly elections.”

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