April 13, 2024

Prominent Labour Party Candidate, 5 Supporters Kill By Gunmen In Southeast State

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Just two days to the 2023 General Elections, prominent Labour Party (LP) candidate for Enugu East senatorial district, Oyibo Chukwu, has been killed by unknown gunmen inside his vehicle with five other people with him and set the car ablaze.

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The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Enugu State, Chijioke Edeoga, has confirmed the tragic incident.

The tragic incident reportedly happened on Wednesday February 22 evening at Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South local government area of the state.

According to Chijioke Edeoga, “It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze.”

The Labour Party chieftain alleged that members of the party are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened and are afraid they may lose on Saturday, February 25.

In another related development, suspected gunmen attacked the campaign convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Oforchukwu Egbo.

The tragic incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, February 22, at Eke-Out in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South local government area of the southeastern state, The Punch reported.

It was gathered that the hoodlums killed the driver of one of the buses in the convoy.

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